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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

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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


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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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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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If im taking antibiotics (for gonorrhea) that say not to drink alcohol while taking it and i accidentally did will it stop my medicine from working?

No, it will not: Some antibiotics can increase the tendency for ethanol to cause unpleasant symptoms and/or decrease apparent "tolerance". That is the purpose of the warning. ...Read more

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Why am I not allowed to drink alcohol while taking anticoagulants?

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Why am I not allowed to drink alcohol while taking anticoagulants?

Alcohol/Anticoagulan: Alcohol increases chances of bleeding while on anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink wine while taking ciprofloxacin?

Hi, do you think I can drink wine while taking ciprofloxacin?

I discourage it: Alcohol is not a good drug when you are treating an infection. Also, I believe that when people ask questions about "can I drink beer" or "can I have wine" I don't think they are talking about 1-2 social drinks. Alcohol interferes with white blood cells working, slows healing and has many drug interactions. The doctor who prescribed it or pharmacist who filled it is who you should talk to. ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

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 I drink alcohol while taking UTI antibiotics? Will it kill me if I do?

Can I drink alcohol while taking UTI antibiotics? Will it kill me if I do?

Not a good idea: Consuming alcohol whilst taking antibiotics will not kill you, but alcohol can neutralize the antibiotics thus making them less effective. Also alcohol can irritate bladder lining & thus interfere with the healing process ...Read more

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I have been having excessive gas and frequently going to urinate. I do not drink beer or smoke. I am taking birth control and citirizine.

I have been having excessive gas and frequently going to urinate. I do not drink beer or smoke. I am taking birth control and citirizine.

See a doctor: These symptoms are vague and may not be related one to the other. Frequency of urination may be related to infection or bladder irritation or to more systemic conditions like diabetes. Please go and get evaluated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink when taking antibiotics?

Why can't you drink when taking antibiotics?

Please clarify: Specifically which antibiotics are you referring to? ...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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Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more

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I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol ?

I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol ?

Not recommended: Alcohol, when mixed with propranolol, may increase plasma levels of propranolol. Moderation as always the key. Ask your physician for more information. ...Read more

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Can you have any alcohol while taking doxycycline?

Drug interaction: Checker shows potential for minor (unspecified) interaction that does not effect dosing. ...Read more

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What to do if I had levofloxacin for antibiotic, am having many effects, not sure should I stop taking?

What to do if I had levofloxacin for antibiotic, am having many effects, not sure should I stop taking?

Talk to your doctor: For any concerns regarding side effects of a medication, you should always consult directly with the prescribing doctor. You do not describe the effects you are having here, so it is difficult to recommend any way to proceed other than bringing it up with your physician directly. ...Read more

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If i took an amoxicillin while drinking alcohol would i feel anything different?

If i took an amoxicillin while drinking alcohol would i feel anything different?

Should not: You probably would not feel any different, but the antibiotics may not work at their maximum potential. 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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What to do if i got levofloxacin for antibiotic, am having many effects, not sure should I stop taking?

Call your doctor and: discuss your symptoms with them. It depends on the side effects you are having. ...Read more

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