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Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin antibiotics?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin antibiotics?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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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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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking keflex/cephalexin but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking paracetamol?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking paracetamol?

In small amounts: Paracetamol is another name for acetominophen, or tylenol (acetaminophen). If taken in amounts greater than 2 grams/day routinely, it can be toxic to the liver. Drinking alcohol heavily is toxic to the liver also, and results would be additive. You could drink a glass of wine with a meal, and safely take a dose of paracetamol the same day -- but do not use either in large quantities. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wobenzym?

Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wobenzym?

Wobenzym appears to: Be a german product containing bromelain. I am unable to check this using the drug interaction checkers at my disposal. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink whilst taking antibiotics?

Is it bad to drink whilst taking antibiotics?

OK with most: It's ok to drink with most antibiotics. The ones that don't mix well with alcohol are Metronidazole (flagyl) and tinidazole (tindamax). ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

Probably not ...: Probably not a good idea to take powerful antibiotics, fight off a bacterial infection and then add alcohol into the mix. Attached is an article from the Mayo Clinic regarding do's & dont's with Cipro. Hope that helps! http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ciprofloxacin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20072288 ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coffee while taking Azithromycin?

Is it safe to drink coffee while taking Azithromycin?

Coffee and Zpak: Caffeine and azithromycin are not contraindicated when taking together. However, this can cause an irregular heart beat, decrease effectiveness of azithromycin and lower your own immune system to fight infection. It is a good idea to lower caffeine intake to less than 3 cups of coffee or equivalent caffeine a day while taking azithromycin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

See below: Prob ok in moderation not recommended if you are sick. ...Read more

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Whilst taking antidepressants, is it ok to drink?

It depends: With many antidepressants, having a drink on occasion is not going to cause problems. However regular or heavy drinking is not recommended. Also, certain antidepressants, such as maois, react with certain foods and drinks, one of which is red wine. For this reason, it is important to ask your doctor and/or pharmacist about any restrictions that may be involved in the particular med you're taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking verapamil?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking verapamil?

Yes, in moderation: Drinking in moderation (no more than 1-2drinks per day) is ok while on verapamil. They both an lower blood pressure, so i would not drink more than that. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Metronidazole: Do not drink alcohol while taking Metronidazole unless you want to feel as bad as you have ever felt in your life. This medication is similar to Antabuse (disulfiram) (to prevent alcoholics from drinking) and you will deeply regret having had that beer. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink liquor while on antibiotics?

Is it okay to drink liquor while on antibiotics?

In moderation: Alcohol interacts with a few 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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Yes: Light drinking, generally less than 2 drinks per day, is allowed. However, moderate drinking causes irritability or excessive sleepiness, weak suckling in breast-fed infants, and decreases milk supply. Breast feeding should be avoided during and for 2-3 hours after moderate drinking. Chronic or heavy drinkers should not breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking solodyn (minocycline)?

I think so.: Of course, like we always say, in moderation. If you drink enough to lose inhibitions to the other precautions, probably not good idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink wine while taking meloxicam?

Is it ok to drink wine while taking meloxicam?

Not really: Drinking alcohol while taking meloxicam can increase your chances of getting a bleeding stomach ulcer. So it would be best to avoid alcohol to reduce the chances of this complication. ...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