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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. 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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Can I drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin 500mg?

Can I drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin 500mg?

Interactions.: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker showed no significant reactions between alcohol and amoxicillin. See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=187-0,1034-14582 ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin 875mg twice a day? I'm almost done.

Can I drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin 875mg twice a day? I'm almost done.

Yes: I'm not aware of any interaction between amoxicillin and alcohol. That being said alcohol can effect sleep, immune system function, etc..so if you are fighting an infection I would be especially careful about limiting the amount taken. ...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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How long after taking amoxicillin can you drink alcohol?

How long after taking amoxicillin can you drink alcohol?

Antibiotics& Alcohol: In general, it is a good idea to avoid alcohol until you have completed your antibiotic course and are feeling significantly better after an infection. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

Decrease efficacy: It may decrease the full potential of the antibiotic. It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while i'm taking amoxicillin 500?

Can i drink alcohol while i'm taking amoxicillin 500?

OK in moderation: There are no interactions listed. However, people taking meds for infection, may also be taking other meds such as meds for pain. You do not want to mix alcohol with most of the pain medications out there... ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to drink alcohol whilst taking amoxicillin capsules?

Is it a good idea to drink alcohol whilst taking amoxicillin capsules?

No: 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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Can it hurt me in any way to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

Can it hurt me in any way to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

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 while on amoxicillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

See below: Prob ok in moderation not recommended if you are sick. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

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