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Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? What is the main reason?

Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? What is the main reason?

Possible reaction: Some common antibiotics, like metronidazol (flagyl), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazol (bactrim), and tinidazol (tindamax) can cause severe flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, and elevated heart rate when combined with even a little alcohol. In general, the side effects of other antibiotics are similar to those of drinking, and might therefore be worsened by consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more

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Is it safe to have one glass of alcohol while we are taking antibiotics?

Is it safe to have one glass of alcohol while we are taking antibiotics?

Not worth it: Without knowing what antibiotic you are on and what for, I would recommend that you refrain from alcohol consumption while you are on antibiotics. Depending on how the specific antibiotic is metabolized, the alcohol may either increase or decrease the amount of the antibiotic in your system. Please wait until your antibiotic course is over before starting to drink alcohol again. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Hi.. Can you please tell me how long augmentin antibiotic stay in your system after the last does? When is it safe to drink alcohol after last dose??

Hi.. Can you please tell me how long augmentin antibiotic stay in your system after the last does? When is it safe to drink alcohol after last dose??

Out in 1-2 days: Augmentin does not stay in the body for more than 24-48 hours. There is no serious interaction with alcohol after 2-3 days of stopping use of this antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol when I took an antibiotic on Tuesday of this week?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol when I took an antibiotic on Tuesday of this week?

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 more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take the exact dose prescribed
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Follow your doctors instructions for how long to take the antibiotic
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Do not take old or expired antibiotics
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When can you drink alcohol after taking an antibiotic called augumentin.. Thank you so much.. ?

When can you drink alcohol after taking an antibiotic called augumentin.. Thank you so much.. ?

When finished: You should not drink with most medications. So when you finish your prescription. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take with food
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Always finish the course whether you feel better early or not
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Watch for abdominal pain and diarrhea - call Dr if occurs
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How soon can I drink alcohol after getting off antibiotics?

How soon can I drink alcohol after getting off antibiotics?

Which antibiotic?: On most, you can actually drink alcohol while taking them, although not a great idea. If you are on Metronidazole (flagyl) you should be off at least 24 to 48 hours before drinking alcohol or you can become extremely ill. ...Read more

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