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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Can you safely consume alcohol while taking flucloxacillin (paronychia antibiotics) ?

Can you safely consume alcohol while taking flucloxacillin (paronychia antibiotics) ?

Depends: If you have a history of liver disease (cirrhosis, hepatitis, etc) you should not be drinking alcohol as it may further compromise liver function. If your liver function is normal, there is no reported interaction between the antibiotic flucloxacillin and alcohol. However, it is best not to consume alcohol while taking medications. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Larry Lutwick
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I have seen dark/black like color of my stools. This happened 1 day after taking some flucloxacillin 500mg 4times daily. Is it the antibiotic or blood?

I have seen dark/black like color of my stools. This happened 1 day after taking some flucloxacillin 500mg 4times daily. Is it the antibiotic or blood?

Need to check: The stool can be tested easily for occult blood in most doctor's offices. You should do this, because if is blood you will need further evaluation. It is not flucloxacillin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

It is best to: Use backup method for the rest of the month, at your age if you do not want children, i would offer you an in office tubal sterilization , takes 5 minutes, is easy and safe, and you should be on the lowest dose of pills if no problems which is loloestrin- less chance of blood clots, etc. And after the tubal if you want no more periods, would do in office endometrial ablation takes 8 minutes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Flucloxacillin: "Oral contraceptives (You will need to use extra contraceptive precautions such as a condom)" See: http://xpil.medicines.org.uk/ViewPil.aspx?DocID=23226 ...Read more

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
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Pain in breast 16 years old girl no sex nothing suddenly pain since 2weeks medicine tooked : antibiotic flucloxacillin?

Pain in breast 16 years old girl no sex nothing suddenly pain since 2weeks medicine tooked : antibiotic flucloxacillin?

Breast Pain: Breast tenderness can be one of the first signs of pregnancy, so if you have been sexually active this last month or two, i would recommend a home pregnancy test. If the pain is in just one breast and doesn't go away, or you feel a lump, or the skin looks red/purple or has dimpling like an orange, or you have greenish or bloody discharge from your nipple--talk to your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Antibiotics mix w/ alcohol?

Antibiotics mix w/ alcohol?

Not good.: You are on the antibiotics for a reason and alcohol is likely to make them less effective or give added side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. George Valdez
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Can I take any antibiotics with alcohol?

Can I take any antibiotics with alcohol?

Bad idea: Alcohol may make the antibiotics less effective or cause serious reactions. Check with your pharmacist or doctor to know what the risks are. ...Read more

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Can alcohol lower the effects of the antibiotic?

Can alcohol lower the effects of the antibiotic?

Depends on the med: Doxycycline is less effective with chronic alcohol use. Rifampin and Isoniazid can be more toxic to the liver combined with alcohol. There likely are more interactions; these should be included in the drug information sheet that accompanies the antibiotic. If in doubt, avoid alcohol. If heavy drinker, may need to ask doctor for advice regarding cutting down; stopping suddenly can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Why is it bad to consume alcohol while on antibiotics?

Why is it bad to consume alcohol while on antibiotics?

Usually not: Taking Metronidazole (flagyl) can, however, when combined with drinking alcohol, may cause problems. ...Read more

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