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Can I Drink Alcohol When Taking An Antibiotic
Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol when taking the strong antibiotics "flucloxacillin" or "amoxicillin"?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.
No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more
Depends on…: The antibiotic: some like Flagyl (metronidazole) can interact with alcohol & cause marked nausea & vomiting. Bactrim alone can cause nausea/vomiting even without alcohol. No drug interactions r listed for bactrim, amoxicillin, & alcohol, but it's never a good idea to mix alcohol with meds. Bactrim & alcohol both affect the liver. Best to wait until you've finished antibiotics before drinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I have bacterial pink eye. I just started my antibiotic eye drops yesterday. It's called tobramycin ophthalmic. Can I drink alcohol while on the eye d?
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