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Do Antibiotics Work If You Drink Alcohol
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 an antibiotic 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
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
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on…: The antibiotic: some like Flagyl (metronidazole) can interact with alcohol & cause marked nausea & vomiting. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) alone can cause nausea/vomiting even without alcohol. No drug interactions r listed for bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) amoxicillin, & alcohol, but it's never a good idea to mix alcohol with meds. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & alcohol both affect the liver. Best to wait until you've finished antibiotics before drinking. ...Read more
Within limits, yes: Azithromycin can cause gastrointestinal irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, or cramping, and alcohol could make it worse. For most people, a couple of mixed drinks, wine, or beer aren't likely to be a problem, but go easy. Of course heavy alcohol use impairs the body's ability to fight any infection, so no heavy drinking. ...Read more
When finished: You should not drink with most medications. So when you finish your prescription. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol while taking prednisone 20MG? I just got put on it today because I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking..
Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.
No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more
If I am taking xifaxan (rifaximin) for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is it okay to drink alcohol with it? Or will it adversely affect the antibiotic
Nope: It is generally very unwise to consume alcohol while on any antibiotic - but since your intestine is trying to recover from infection I wouldn't take the chance of causing any more irritation until fully healed. Stick to water - freshen it up with slices of cucumber as this has antioxidant properties and may help with some of the irritation. Http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-91340/xifaxan-oral/details#interactions ...Read more
Hi. Can you please tell me how long augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotic stay in your system after the last does? When is it safe to drink alcohol after last dose??
I have bacterial pink eye. I just started my antibiotic eye drops yesterday. It's called tobramycin ophthalmic. Can I drink alcohol while on the eye d?
Ask pharmacist.: Antibiotics will not treat a viral infection so it may be possible to stop the antibiotics and eat, drink and be merry. However, if you are taking an antibiotic it would be necessary to know specifically which one in order to answer your question. Each of them is different. Your pharmacist should know. ...Read more
I have anxiety and the meds are no longer helping 59years old and it is hard to just be I don't drink alcohol or smoke meds used to work. Fine?
Do prescription magna really works? And can I drink alcohol bev when taking this med? What food should you avoid? Thanks
Can you drink alcohol while on methotrexate? And how often do you need to get blood work done while on it?
Not recommended-3 mo: Drinking alcohol while on Methotrexate is not recommended. Methotrexate can sometimes cause liver damage and, since alcohol can also cause liver damage, this is why mixing the two is not recommended. Now, having said that, an occassional alcoholic beverage is not totally forbidden, but you shouldn't make a habit of it. The typical interval for liver testing while on Methotrexate is every 3 months. ...Read more
What can cause liver to be enlarged. BP is 110/74 other then being overweight my health is good blood work is normal rarely drink alcohol?
Finished propanalol (beta blockers) this morning am I ok to drink alcohol for works do 8 hours after stopped taking them?
Why was it stopped?:
That is the first question. Are you sure the doctor did not mean for you to keep taking the medicine? Do you have refills?
Second question for you: How much alcohol do you plan to drink? The answer will depend on those two factors but a small amount (1-2 oz of liquor could be used in general (or 1-2 beers or glasses of wine) More alcohol than that is not good independent of the conditions treated. ...Read more