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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

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 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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Can I drink alcohol while taking penicillin for strep?

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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I have been on penicillin since last Tuesday, I have a few days left. Can I drink alcohol? I need more than a few drinks tonight.

ALCOHOL IS NOT GOOD.: WHEN YOU ARE TAKING MEDICINE, IT IS ADVISABLE TO AVOID ALCOHOL. PARTICULARLY, MORE THAN ONE DRINK. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol with penicillin v k?

Is it possible for you to drink alcohol with penicillin v k?

Penicillin & ETOH: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker showed not interactions. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1034-14582, 3610-17218 ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol on phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol on phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Yes, in moderation: Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol and certainly there is no problem with oral penicillins like Pen VK (phenoxymethyl penicillin). Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection, but alcohol in moderation makes no difference. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

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

Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) 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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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant. ...Read more

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Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all over. It is the same type of reaction that occurs with Ant-abuse a medication given to help alcoholics not drink. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking propranolol 20mg?

Careful: There are some described interactions, with an increased risk of hypotension or bradycardia (symptomatic low HR or BP), although 20 mg is a pretty low dose for propranolol. ...Read more

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Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Would hold off.: Using Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Alcohol together may cause rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting & warm / red skin. These would be unpleasant side effects. ...Read more

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Are z-paks dangerous? And can I drink alcohol while taking?

Are z-paks dangerous? And can I drink alcohol while taking?

?: No medicine is 100% safe. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) is probably in the top 3 medicines causing severe health problems and hospitalizations. Z-paks are used for specific types of infection. An infection is far more dangerous than a Z-pak. So you use it when needed. You should not drink alcohol when taking any antibiotic, including a z-pak. ...Read more

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Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Not recommended: Using st. John's wort together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since antibiotics are usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Zpack/alcohol: Not good idea. Can have more stomach irritation & headaches. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However, I did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Alcohol & antibiotic: If you are on antibiotics for an infection, that means your body needs help. Alcohol is actually a toxin- although we are not used to thinking of it that way. So I don't think it's a good idea really to be drinking when on antibiotics for something. That said, there aren't any major drug interactions to worry about. Best to take it easy on yourself. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking propranalol?

Alcohol: Can increase the effects of the med. So be very cautious when drinking. From medical perspective. No drinking. From reality. Be very cautious. ...Read more