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Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Amoxicillin
How much alcohol?: Simply put, alcohol kills bacteria. Most probiotics are good bacteria. Since you haven't quantitated for us your alcohol intake (a glass, a gallon? ; monthly, daily?) its hard to know the actual impact your consumption may have relative to your ability to metabolize the alcohol & rate of GI transit. To be safest, don't drink excessively (no more than 1 a day)--that's good advice for anyone! ...Read more
No: I am always worried when people who are sick ask if they can drink while they're sick - this to me is a potential indicator of a drinking problem. You are on Amoxil (amoxicillin) for some kind of infection, and alcohol is not good for people with infections - it suppresses our immune system, makes it harder for white cells to find and eat bacteria. Alcohol has many drug interactions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Terbinafine: Caution. The body breaks down the caffeine in coffee to get rid of it. Terbinafine (Lamisil) can decrease the rate at which caffine is eliminated from the body. the higher levels of caffeine then increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heartbeat, and other effects. ...Read more
yes, but: Don't take them with grapefruit juice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Grapefruit and stati: Generally you should significantly restrict your intake of grapefruit and its juice while taking statins because they reduce the breakdown of the drug and you can get toxicity and more side effects. The effect of ingesting grapefruit lasts the whole day. Statins most affected are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor. Pravastatin's interaction is thought to be less but caution is still generally advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much wine??: I am always leery of these questions. People for whom drinking alcohol in some form is so important that when they are placed on a medication or are having a procedure they want to know if it's ok with alcohol. Not saying there IS a problem, but saying you should at least think about it. 1-2 glasses of wine will not interfere with diflucan (fluconazole) and there are no interactions. Wouldn't recommend more. ...Read more
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