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Does Alcohol Stop Antibiotics Working
Can i drink monster energy while taking anti biotics like keplex for fighting an infection, will it stop the process? Alsois consuming alcohol ok
Not recommended: There is a common myth that alcohol mixed with antibiotics, such as Keflex, causes interactions. Because of the healing process delay alcohol is not recommended. Drink a lot of water and get well soon. ...Read more
Depends on the med: Doxycycline is less effective with chronic alcohol use. Rifampin and Isoniazid can be more toxic to the liver combined with alcohol. There likely are more interactions; these should be included in the drug information sheet that accompanies the antibiotic. If in doubt, avoid alcohol. If heavy drinker, may need to ask doctor for advice regarding cutting down; stopping suddenly can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait 48 hours: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you: completed antibiotics 4 days ago drinking alcohol today should not affect the antibiotics. However it is better not to drink untill the condition that lead to the antibiotics has resolved ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are a great number of antibiotics and only a few have effects on the liver, which are usually mild and reversible. If you spend any time around a chronic care facility, you'll see plenty of patients who've ruined their livers with alcohol -- none with antibiotics. The mechanisms of alcoholic liver injury are complex and very serious. I'm wondering who told you something like this. ...Read more
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