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Levaquin And Alcohol
Yes: For that matter, you can drink it during the first two days. ...Read more
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Since you were given this drug for an infection of some kind, it may depend on how quickly or completely your infection resolved with this med. Since infections can be caused by multiple bacteria at once, this antibiotic may not treat all of them. Since alcohol can depress your immune system, if you have any signs of continued infection, you may want to avoid alcohol until resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work. ...Read more
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