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Dr. Abraham Morse answered:

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?

No, it will not

some antibiotics can increase the tendency for ethanol to cause unpleasant symptoms and/or decrease apparent "tolerance". that is the purpose of the warning
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Can u drink alcohol while being treaten wit antibotics for a std. Will the alcohol affect tha antibiotics from working?

No, it will not

some antibiotics can increase the tendency for ethanol to cause unpleasant symptoms and/or decrease apparent "tolerance" but should not affect effectiveness of treatment
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Antibiotics mix w/ alcohol?

Not good.

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You are on the antibiotics for a reason and alcohol is likely to make them less effective or give added side effects.
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Can I take any antibiotics with alcohol?

Bad idea

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alcohol may make the antibiotics less effective or cause serious reactions. Check with your pharmacist or doctor to know what the risks are.
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Can I drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Depends

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That depends on the antibiotic. In most cases it's OK, but people taking metronidazole (Flagyl) or tinidazole (Tindamax) should wait until at least 48 hours after the last dose.
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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Sometimes

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Some antibiotics interact with acohol to give the patient symptoms such as nausea and vomting (flagyl) or flushing, and rash (mefoxitin). cCeck with your doctor or pharmacist.
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Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Not a good idea

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Mixing alcohol with any medication is not a good idea. Alcohol lowers immune function which is what the antibiotic is trying to bolster.
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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim antibiotics?

Unwise:

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Very likely to make you sick. http://www.upmchealthplan.com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions.html
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Dr. Ajay Acharya answered:

What happens if you mix alcohol and antibiotics?

Nothing

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Only sulpha drugs will make you vomit....
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

You can

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Alcohol interacts with afew antibiotics such as Flagyl but can be taken while on most antibiotics if so desired. The alcohol should only be drunk in moderation and if you have a significant infection you should abstain until the infection is better.
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