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Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Can I take alcohol with clindamycin HCl (300 mg capsule)?

Can I take alcohol with clindamycin HCl (300 mg capsule)?

Not a good idea: While consumption of small amounts of alcohol has not been shown to have adverse reaction with clindamycin; it is generally a bad idea to mix alcohol with medications. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on clindamycin?

Can I drink alcohol on clindamycin?

Yes: There is no direct contraindication to drinking alcohol while receiving clindamycin, except that alcohol in your bloodstream may inhibit some of your immune mechanisms. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to drink alcohol after finishing clindamycin?

Very short 1/2 life: Clindamycin is out of your system w/in hours of the last pill and there is no danger from the combo in any case. The very important reason NOT to combine them is the reduction in antibiotic effectiveness. You want the effects to be optimal but after the drug is finished and out of your system that's over. So, drink moderately (always!) and you should be okay. Especially if the original issue's ok. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while on clindamycin?

Can i drink alcohol while on clindamycin?

Yes: No problem taking Clindamycin 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 safe to drink alcohol if you are taking clindamycin ? If so does the amount you drink make a difference?

Is it safe to drink alcohol if you are taking clindamycin ? If so does the amount you drink make a difference?

Probably safe butttt: If you are on antibiotics, it is best not to be drinking while on the med and with an infection. Alcohol is a depressant and can affect the white cells via the bone marrow. One drink is not what I am referring to. It's just best to get well and then drink responsibly. ...Read more

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