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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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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


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Is it ok to take a small portion of alcohol , like beer, while takin antibiotic ?

Is it ok to take a small  portion  of  alcohol , like beer, while takin antibiotic ?

Would avoid this: There is an antibiotic called Flagyl which you cannot consume alcohol. How about avoiding alcohol until you finish your course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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When i take my last antibiotic can I drink alcohol again?

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

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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.

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

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Can we take little alcohol while in fever and consuming antibiotics?

Can we take little alcohol while in fever and consuming antibiotics?

Not advisable: The alcohol will still be available after you recover. Some of the antibiotics are detoxified by the same liver pathway increasing possible side effects of the medications. Wish you speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol now and take my antibiotic medication for my bronchitis 4 hours later?

Could I drink alcohol now and take my antibiotic medication for my bronchitis 4 hours later?

Not a good idea: If ill with a problem such as bronchits it would be best to avoid alcohol until the full course of the medication is completed and your bronchits is fully resolved. ...Read more

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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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I took my last bactrim antibiotic a little over 24 hours ago. Can I have some alcohol?

Antibiotics/ETOH: Those taking Bactrim should'nt drink alcohol during treatment. This includes alcoholic beverages, cough meds and mouthwash containing alcohol because alcohol can intensify the negative side effects of bactrim. If you are off the meds for a day it should be ok. ...Read more