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Does Alcohol Stop Antibiotics Working
Generally not: Alcohol in the bloodstream will interfere with leukocyte function, but there are few negative interactions with antibiotics that will likely interfere with their antimicrobial activity. Azole containing drugs like Metronidazole may produce very significant severe side-effects if alcohol is present in the blood. ...Read more
Depends on which: antibiotic. There are many drug interactions with alcohol, since it enhances the liver enzymes that metabolize not only alcohol (one of the factors leading to tolerance) but many other drugs, including ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics. Moreover, alcohol decreases activity of both kinds of white blood cells - those producing antibodies and those that eat up (phagocytize) bacteria/viruses. ...Read more
See below.: While most chemo drugs are not directly affected by alcohol, certain chemo drugs such as procarbazine, etc may have increased toxicity when alcohol is used. Alcohol can also interfefere premedication, cause dehydration, and decrease liver function essential for drug metabilism and detox. Thus, I generally advise that alcohol be avoided during the chemo except small amount. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Alcohol and meds: Some meds can interfere with the enzymes necessary to breakdown alcohol thereby leading to an increase in the amount of acetaldehyde that is produced. Conversely, alcohol is broken down by enzymes that are used to metabolize certain meds. And when present is large amounts can interfere with their breakdown leading to possible drug toxicity ...Read more
It should still work: A normal healthy person drinking a couple of alcoholic drinks should see no change in the effectiveness of her antibiotics. Haven't heard of any research studies looking into what happens when a specific larger number of alcoholic drinks is combined with gonorrhea therapy... but it's best not to do any heavy drinking anyway. ...Read more
I took Amoxicillin for ten days. How long does this antibiotic affect my birth control? Does it fully stop it from working or lessen effectiveness?
How long does burning continue while taking antibiotics for chlamydia? When does it stop n females
Im taking anti fungul medication can working out make it worse? If so, should I stop working out?
Shouldn't: You should be fine; remember to dry off thoroughly in case the moist areas promote fungal growth. ...Read more
Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness ? Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous . Metronidazole and doxycycline
Severe vomiting: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole , Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulting in violent vomiting. Doxycycline in itself, can cause severe nausea and vomiting. As a result, you will not likely keep you medication down - which ultimately restricts the effectiveness of the vomited antibiotic. ...Read more
If im taking antibiotics (for gonorrhea) that say not to drink alcohol while taking it and i accidentally did will it stop my medicine from working?
Yes: There is no interaction between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills .It probably depends on how your body metabolizes the drugs, and it may also depend on the dose of hormones in the pills.Most small studies don't show differences in the level of hormones in the blood, but to be on the absolutely safe side, use condoms during antibiotic use. ...Read more
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