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OK: Usually it's ok to have a beer. Did anybody ever tell you not taking beer along with amox? ...Read more
I just finished my 10 day prescription 12 hours ago. Is it alright to drink a beer or two right now? I used amoxicillin and clav.
I'm taking amoxicillin trihydrate for an operation I had 3 weeks ago for a fallopian tube removal. Just wondering if its safe for me to have a few beer?
Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
No guarantees: There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery as well as interfere with productive rest/sleep. Amox/clav is broken down in part by the liver as is alcohol, so there is certainly potential for harm there especially with excess. I would avoid alcohol until feeling well and off antibiotics. ...Read more
Can I drink a little bit of alcohol while on the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? Maybe a couple of glasses of wine or a beer?
Can I drink alcohol if taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? I would like to have a beer with friends. I know you can't with some antibiotics.
No: I am always worried when people who are sick ask if they can drink while they're sick - this to me is a potential indicator of a drinking problem. You are on Amoxil (amoxicillin) for some kind of infection, and alcohol is not good for people with infections - it suppresses our immune system, makes it harder for white cells to find and eat bacteria. Alcohol has many drug interactions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more
Amoxicillin: This a broad spectrum penicillin derivative that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In babies it may be used for ear infection, strep throat, and others. Unfortunately it is often prescribed when there is no obvious need, just to be on the safe side. This practice must be balanced against potential complications. ...Read more
DDS: You can, but will not solve problem. See DDS ASAP. ...Read more
Mixed meds: Amoxicillin, taken exactly as directed for at least five days, will reduce some bacterial infections. Kalms is an herbal anti-anxiety Med. Should not interfere with each other. But if you have an infection important that you get professional treatment. Do it yourself treatment can be dangerous. ...Read more
No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use. Amoxicillin is not a rx for bv. ...Read more
Yes and No: There is no contraindication to taking a laxative while on Amoxicillin but most antibiotics including Amoxicillin can cause antibiotic associated diarrhea and c. Difficile colitis. Taking a laxative could confuse the picture and cause you to need otherwise unnecessary and expensive testing if you developed diarrhea because of them. ...Read more
Chiggers don't: Require antibiotic (until there is a secondary infection). Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body. ...Read more
No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Amoxicillin is not used to treat bv. ...Read more
It is not recommended to use amoxicillin for UTI as this group of medications has been met with increasing resistance from he usual Bacteria that cause UTIs. If the culture confirms sensitivity and you cannot tolerate Bactrim or nitrofurantoin, then it is reasonable to try (ensuring that prior cultures if present have not shown resistant pathogen). If there is resistance or worsening - doctor
Yes it can..: Headache is listed as one of the top ten side effects of amoxicillin--nausea, vomitting, diarrhea are among the most frequent side effects. If it is bothersome, stop the med and inform your doc asap for an alternative if needed. At times, mild headache can be controlled with tylenol/motrin etc. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more