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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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Is it ok to drink alcohol with zithromax?

Is it ok to drink alcohol with zithromax?

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 zithromax is 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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I took a four pill pack of zithromax on sunday. I'm having a birthday party on saturday, is it ok for me to drink alcohol? Just want to make sure it wont have a counter effect to medicine or harm me.

By : By the date of this post your party has passed. For the future or for anyone reading this, in a situation like this if you drink while taking zithromax or any antibiotic for that matter it will not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic. The only issue you may encounter is GI (stomach) issues, which are common with alcohol and also with antibiotics. When combined this could cause more stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting. Lastly, consider if you are on antibiotics then you were dealing with an illness or getting over something and drinking while sick is probably not the best idea. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a bad soar throat. For 2 days i took 2 pills a day of zithromax, im taking the last two pills tomorrow. Id like to drink alcohol, is it ok?

I have a bad soar throat. For 2 days i took 2 pills a day of zithromax, im taking the last two pills tomorrow. Id like to drink alcohol, is it ok?

Not recommended: There is no direct interaction. However, it is possible that alcohol will affect the absorption of zithromax and will diminish your immune response. It is prudent and a common sense not to drink alcohol while on antibiotic medication. ...Read more

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Finished my azithromycin of 250 mg five days ago I had to take 2 the first day and and one tablet for 4 days after is it safe to drink alcohol now?

Finished my azithromycin  of 250 mg five days ago I had to take 2 the first day and and one tablet for 4 days after  is it safe to drink alcohol now?

Yes, it is safe: Azithromycin and alcohol have no known interactions when taken together, so you need not be concerned about any ill effects. It’s never a bad idea to drink in moderation to give your body a chance to heal and recover quickly from any infection. If you feel like you’re over the hump, by all means, proceed judiciously! ...Read more

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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more