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Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all over. It is the same type of reaction that occurs with Ant-abuse a medication given to help alcoholics not drink. ...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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Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

You can: Alcohol interacts with afew 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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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

What happens if i drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Don't get drunk!: There's no mention of food or alcohol interaction w/amoxicillin at http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/amoxicillin.Html. You can find more info at http://www.Drugs.Com/amoxicillin.Html. In general, whether taking medication or not, we don't recommend drinking to excess. Don't forget to finish your medication as directed. In other words, don't save any for your next infection! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Not a good idea: Alcohol usually does not agree with any kind of treatment. Since it lowers your immune system, you may be cancelling out the effect of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why should you not drink alcahol when taking doxycycline?

Why should you not drink alcahol when taking doxycycline?

Wine with antibiotic: If you have an infection requiring an antibiotic, in this case doxycycline, you quite probably should not be using alcohol. However, the sun will not fail to shine if you sneak a rare glass of wine. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

What happens if i drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

You get drunk: You can drink alcohol when on zithromax but do it in moderation. If you have a significant infection i would advise abstaining until it has resolved. ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restrictions based on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when taking keflex?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Keflex are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

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Can i drink hard alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Can i drink hard alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Probably fine: There is an occasional antibiotic that can produce odd reactions when alcohol is consumed during treatment. Most, like amoxicillin can be taken if you have an occasional drink. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Shouldn't: All antibiotics in the "beta-lactam" group that includes pennicillin, amoxicillin, Ampicillin and the cephlosporins like Cephalexin are excreted(peed out) more rapidly after alcohol-thus lessening their effective time in your body. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking doxycycline hyclate?

What happens if i drink alcohol while taking doxycycline hyclate?

Not much: That is unless you're abusing alcohol. Otherwise a few drinks now and then shouldn't matter. If you've got a drinking problem however, it's time to get honest with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

Decrease efficacy: It may decrease the full potential of the antibiotic. It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking erythromycin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking erythromycin?

Yes, but don't: There is no absolute contraindication to drinking alcohol when on Erythromycin but there are 2 good reasons for not doing so (1) both Erythromycin & alcohol may cause gastrointestinal upset; the combination is very likely to do so (2) when you are the sick, the reason for taking Erythromycin after all, your body fights illness better without alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs in your system. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in check while your body's defenses can fight it off. Alcohol supresses your body's defenses- so therefore the healing is slowed and you may not acheive total eradication of the bug! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Doxycycline are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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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