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Dr. Michael Ein
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Can you drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Can i drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron and Penicillin?

Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron and Penicillin?

Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Can i drink alcohol while taking penicillin for strep ?

No: If you have strep throat your immune system is fighting a serious organism. Why would you want to shut down your defense system when you need it the most? Be smart and get well first. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Is it okay to do drink alcohol and cocaine/mdma while on penicillin v?

Is it okay to do drink alcohol and cocaine/mdma while on penicillin v?

NO: It's not ok to do alcohol and cocaine/mdma off penicillin vk. It says you are 46-you think that at your age playing with kid's toys is an appropriate thing to be doing, especially when it's not really even appropriate for kids? Cocaine and ecstasy are dangerous drugs, even more so since the products have a high rate of contamination with even worse crap.You have an infection, don't make it worse. ...Read more

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