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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.

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.

Augmentin- ok: In moderation, a beer while on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin-clavulanate) is ok. Others abx like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and metronidazole can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse - resulting in violent vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Alcohol: Generally decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic. You may need fully recover from the infection and could even create a superbug! you need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

That depends: On a number off factors. In general, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on both amoxicillin and clavulanate chewing tablets?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on both amoxicillin and clavulanate chewing tablets?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

Is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

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

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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax ?

Sure, if you want to: pee out the benefits of the vitamins. You list tuberculosis in your list of conditions, and if you are being treated for active Tb, or have a history of it, alcohol is NOT your friend. It reduces our ability to fight infections. It also robs of us vitamins, especially B vitamins. If you are talking social drinking (1-2 standard drinks/day) it should not be a problem. If more, it might be. ...Read more

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When i'm taking topiramax, could i drink alcohol?

When i'm taking topiramax, could i drink alcohol?

Mod risk of : interaction. Per Drugs.Com - mixing topamax (topiramate) & alcohol can is can cause "excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or speech". ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol on predinisone?

Avoidance: It is probably best to avoid alcohol. Depending on your medical condition, and dose of prednisone, it is beat to be clear headed. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However , i did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Alcohol & antibiotic: If you are on antibiotics for an infection, that means your body needs help. Alcohol is actually a toxin- although we are not used to thinking of it that way. So I don't think it's a good idea really to be drinking when on antibiotics for something. That said, there aren't any major drug interactions to worry about. Best to take it easy on yourself. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol if i'm taken zithromycin?

Alcohol/zithromycin: Not good idea at all, due to effect on stomach & liver. Double check with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while i am on Primolut N ?

Can i drink alcohol while i am on Primolut N ?

A little bit.: A small amount of alcohol should be okay, if you have normal liver function and are not taking any other medications or using any other recr. substances. Too much alcohol or liver disease or mixing meds may cause all sorts of problems, not just with Primolut-N (norethisterone). See a great page for detailed info on this medicine. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1838 ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking propranalol ?

Alcohol: Can increase the effects of the med. So be very cautious when drinking. From medical perspective. No drinking. From reality. Be very cautious. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol whilst taking propranolol?

What happens if i drink alcohol whilst taking propranolol?

Recommend not: Alcohol use could result in the increased blood level of propranolol. Concurrent use is not recommended. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

What happens if i drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Don't get drunk!: There's no mention of food or alcohol interaction w/amoxicillin at http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/amoxicillin.Html. You can find more info at http://www.Drugs.Com/amoxicillin.Html. In general, whether taking medication or not, we don't recommend drinking to excess. Don't forget to finish your medication as directed. In other words, don't save any for your next infection! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more