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Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read more

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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

No: If you drink any alcohol at all with Flagyl being taken simultaneously, then you will definitely get very sick and start vomiting! or what we refer to as an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. This is a well known problem with flagyl. Not a pleasant experience at all. I would recommend completely avoiding all alcoholic drinks while taking flagyl. Period. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nitrofurantoin?

Not a good idea: Would suggest that you do not drink alcohol. Even moderate drinking while using this antibiotic may result in reduced effectiveness of the drug. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. REF: https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html ...Read more

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I'm taking amiodarone with alcohol drinking?Is it okay?

Careful: Amiodarone can be toxic to the liver, as can alcohol. It is not a good mix. Further, amiodarone may be prescribed for atrial fibrillation, where alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation; working against each other, so to say. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with microbid and Flagyl

Yes but: If you have an infection your system is already stressed out, is best to not drink while taking. It is also rare but possible to have liver problem with this antibiotic, so again, better not to. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all alcohol even mouthwash with alcohol. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) interferes with the liver breaking down alcohol. Not a good thing to do. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with zolft?

Zoloft (sertraline): You should not drink alcohol while taking zoloft (sertraline). Treating your depression is first and foremost. My best. ...Read more

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Alcohol consumption with the kidney disease, nephrocalsinosis... Casual drinking okay? Not okay?

Alcohol consumption with the kidney disease, nephrocalsinosis... Casual drinking okay? Not okay?

Avoid alcoholic beve: My friend .I think you must avoid to drink alcoholic beverages and is much better for you situation and kidney diseases. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotics?

Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick. http://www.upmchealthplan.com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions.html. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol on metronidazole. Is this okay?

Drinking alcohol on metronidazole. Is this okay?

No: It could cause a very unpleasant "antabuse-like reaction." not dangerous, but no fun. Wait until at least 48 hours after your last dose. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with diverticulitis.?

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Can I drink alcohol with diverticulitis.?

Yes: Although some antibiotics treatment may interfere with your alcohol so check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with diverticulitis?

Can I drink alcohol with diverticulitis?

Still on Antibiotic?: While there is no general prohibition against using alcohol when dealing with acute diverticulitis, common sense would suggest that it may not be the best idea. Furthermore, many antibiotics can be affected by alcohol intake, so i would be especially cautious if you are still on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with atenolol medication?

Yes: Yes if there are no other issues. Just drink in moderation. One drink a day can be good for the heart. More can raise blood pressure in addition to other problems. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Is it ok to drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Just not too much: There is no great interaction. But moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Doxycycline are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking doxycycline hyclate?

Not much: That is unless you're abusing alcohol. Otherwise a few drinks now and then shouldn't matter. If you've got a drinking problem however, it's time to get honest with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol whilst taking doxycycline for treatment of chlamydia?

Alcohol and medicine: Yes. But, it may slightly delay your full recovery. I often recommend to my patients that they do not take their medicine with alcohol and to make sure that the pill was taken at a different time then when you have a belly full of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol if i'm taking doxycycline?

Can i drink alcohol if i'm taking doxycycline?

Yes: No problem taking tetracycline class antibiotics 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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Can I drink alcohol while taking 100mg of doxycycline hyclate twice daily for 21 days for Lyme Disease? If so, what is a safe amount?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Yes but: The safe amount varies among individuals and in general women cannot tolerate alcohol as well. Any amount of alcohol which causes any type of impairment is not good. In general, one should drink no more than two servings of alcohol a day regardless of what medication you take. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness ? Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous . Metronidazole and doxycycline

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

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Took last doxycycline tablet at 2pm can I drink alcohol at 8pm?

Took last doxycycline tablet at 2pm can I drink alcohol at 8pm?

Never recommended: It's not medically sound to ever take prescription medication and drink alcohol of any amount within 24 hrs. of one another. You may destroy or alter the efficacy of the prescription drug or there could be interactions of a chemical nature. I would recommend giving your system a break from alcohol..especially since you're apparently recovering from some other problem/infection, whatever. ...Read more

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I drink everyday, stop for 2 days bc i'm on doxycycline. Can i drink alcohol?

Drug interaction: Checker showed possible mild (but unspecified) interaction btwn Doxycycline and alcohol which should not be clinically significant. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol for one night whilst taking doxycycline?

Will I be able to drink alcohol for one night whilst taking doxycycline?

Drug interaction: checker reveals that there is potential for mild unspecified interaction that is not clinically significant. ...Read more

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Took doxycycline today for acne around 1:30. It's now 11:00. Can I drink alcohol or should I wait?

Took doxycycline today for acne around 1:30. It's now 11:00. Can I drink alcohol or should I wait?

Wait: Do not drink alcohol at all. It has never done any one any good, ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I just started doxycycline for Lyme disease with bulls eye rash. I am going on a beach trip this week- is it okay to drink alcohol on this medicine?

I just started doxycycline for Lyme disease with bulls eye rash. I am going on a beach trip this week- is it okay to drink alcohol on this medicine?

No: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol ok.In what quantity.

Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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