U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Charlotte, NC
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can i drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 37-year-old member asked:

Can i drink alcohol with levofloxacin antibiotic?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Parr
Addiction Medicine 56 years experience
Ennter an answer sum: Best to avoid alcohol with any antibiotic treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you drink alcohol on levofloxacin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Drug interaction: checker on Drugs.Com did not reveal interactions btwn levofloxacin and alcohol. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible.

Related questions

A 40-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 22-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 51-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 8, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.