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How Long After Taking Antibiotics Can One Drink Alcohol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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??
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
When finished: You should not drink with most medications. So when you finish your prescription. ...Read more
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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