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Im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

Im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

Yes: However, one of the known adverse effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is liver inflammation, so you may wish to moderate your alcohol intake, or discontinue it until you are well. ...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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When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished. ...Read more

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This's my first day and Im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

This's my first day and Im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

Yes: There is no known interaction between Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and alcohol, but dizziness and drowsiness - which are known side effects of both substances - may be intensified when the two are used together. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if i am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

Can i drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if i am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

No: I am not sure you are being serious in asking whether drinking 1/2 liter to a full liter a day of some kind of distilled sprits is "recommended?" It isn't recommended for ANYBODY, let alone someone being treated for an infection. Since you are on 2 antibiotics, I will assume its a serious infection. Alcohol impairs our immune system and healing. This is a dangerous amount of alcohol. Stop now. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol the same day of taking ciprofloxacin pills?

Is it okay to drink alcohol the same day of taking ciprofloxacin pills?

That depends: On how much! a beer with a pizza likely okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Additionally, citalopram is an antidepressant while alcohol is a depressant. Doesn't make good sense! ...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 alcohol while on nyquil?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on nyquil?

Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to mind is placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is used to treat many ...Read more