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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Doxycycline
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
Can I drink alcohol while taking 100mg of doxycycline hyclate twice daily for 21 days for Lyme Disease? If so, what is a safe amount?
Yes but: The safe amount varies among individuals and in general women cannot tolerate alcohol as well. Any amount of alcohol which causes any type of impairment is not good. In general, one should drink no more than two servings of alcohol a day regardless of what medication you take. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drug interaction: checker reveals that there is potential for mild unspecified interaction that is not clinically significant. ...Read more
Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never recommended: It's not medically sound to ever take prescription medication and drink alcohol of any amount within 24 hrs. of one another. You may destroy or alter the efficacy of the prescription drug or there could be interactions of a chemical nature. I would recommend giving your system a break from alcohol..especially since you're apparently recovering from some other problem/infection, whatever. ...Read more
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