A 42-year-old member asked:
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when i take my last antibiotic can i drink alcohol again?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013

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