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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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Can I drink alcohol while taking 500mg three times a day of Amoxicillin for an ear infection. And how long will the medicine stay in my system.?

Can I drink alcohol while taking 500mg three times a day of Amoxicillin for an ear infection. And how long will the medicine stay in my system.?

Depends/all week: A drink occasionally will not interfere with the drug. The idea of taking it 3 times a day is to maintain a relatively constant level of the antibiotic in your system for the duration of treatment. After you stop, it is gone in about a day. ...Read more

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How long after taking amoxicillin can you drink alcohol?

How long after taking amoxicillin can you drink alcohol?

Wouldn't worry: An occasional drink while taking a course of antibiotics is unlikely to interfere with its function. I would avoid overdoing it. ...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?

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

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Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Not recommended: There is a common myth that alcohol mixed with antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin, causes interactions. Because of the strep throat (healing delay) alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol will only make your throat more dry and painful. Drink a lot of water. ...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?

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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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

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


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Amoxil (Definition)

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