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How does alcohol interact with azithromycin?

How does alcohol interact with azithromycin?

Doesn't compete: The two agents can be used concurrently. They do not compete with each other. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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Took azithromycin today. Can I consume alcohol and if I did what will happen?

No problem: There will be no interference with azithromycin at this point: no side effects, no interference with effectiveness for your infection. Don't get drunk, but a couple of drinks won't hurt anything. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on azithromycin?

Can I drink alcohol while on azithromycin?

Shouldn't drink ETOH: Alcohol will inactivate most antibiotics and render them useless in fighting whatever the infection is that you are being treated for....best advice is to wait until you've completed the course of treatment and gotten the all clear from your doctor that the infection is gone. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment for a consult. ...Read more

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I'm on my third day of azithromycin is it okay to drink alcohol?

I'm on my third day of azithromycin is it okay to drink alcohol?

Yes & no: Alcohol does not adversely affect effectiveness of Azythromycin. Temporary liver damage, however, has been noted in some people. Also, alcohol consumption interferes with your body's ability to heal itself. ...Read more

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How long should I abstain from alcohol while on azithromycin?

Until your done: Finish your course of medication before starting to drink again. It is not a good idea to mix alcohol and any medication. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after taking azithromycin?

Can I drink alcohol after taking azithromycin?

Generally No: Alchohol and most medications tax you liver and it is best to avoid alcohol consumption especially for short-term medication use. You doctor or pharmacist might give you a different answer but you will probably feel better quicker by avoiding alcohol until you complete the azythromycin. ...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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Is it OK to drink alcohol while taking z pac (azithromycin) antibiotic?

Is it OK to drink alcohol while taking z pac (azithromycin) antibiotic?

Within limits, yes: Azithromycin can cause gastrointestinal irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, or cramping, and alcohol could make it worse. For most people, a couple of mixed drinks, wine, or beer aren't likely to be a problem, but go easy. Of course heavy alcohol use impairs the body's ability to fight any infection, so no heavy drinking. ...Read more

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How long before I can drink alcohol after taking azithromycin?

Not a good idea: Finish the course of medication before drinking again. Mixing alcohol with any medication is generally not a good idea for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin (4 250mg pills in one day) yesterday. Can I begin to start drinking alcohol now? Or will it slow down the curing process?

What kind infection?: Taking a lot of Azithromycin at one time sounds like treatment for a sexually transmitted illness. I wonder whether drinking was part of what put you into the position of having unsafe sex, if that is what happened. If not, I am still concerned when someone asks how soon they can drink after medication X or surgery Y, as to whether there is an alcohol problem. There are drug interactions as well. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin 2 pills 1000mg 9 days ago. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

I took azithromycin 2 pills 1000mg 9 days ago. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Sure, no problem: There is no problem mixing azithromycin with alcohol. You could have taken the pills with beer or wine; it would not harm you and would not interfere with effectivenss of treatment of your infection. ...Read more

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If I took azithromycin (4 pills at the one time) would I be able to drink alcohol the next day?

Yes: Although both may be handled by the liver, unless you have serious underlying liver disease this is not likely to bother you. You may get some increase in azithro side-effects with alcohol. This drug stays in your body for some time, but these are seldom particularly bothersome. Why don't you be safe and wait a few days. If you cannot, you may have an abuse issue. ...Read more

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Finished my azithromycin of 250 mg five days ago I had to take 2 the first day and and one tablet for 4 days after is it safe to drink alcohol now?

Finished my azithromycin of 250 mg five days ago I had to take 2 the first day and and one tablet for 4 days after is it safe to drink alcohol now?

Yes, it is safe: Azithromycin and alcohol have no known interactions when taken together, so you need not be concerned about any ill effects. It’s never a bad idea to drink in moderation to give your body a chance to heal and recover quickly from any infection. If you feel like you’re over the hump, by all means, proceed judiciously! ...Read more

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Hi I was recently diagnosed with and STD and my doctor prescribed me azithromycin. I took it yesterday but was wondering if alcohol would affect it?

Hi I was recently diagnosed with and STD and my doctor prescribed me azithromycin. I took it yesterday but was wondering if alcohol would affect it?

Alcohol: Interacts very strongly with metronidazole (Flagyl) that is used to treat vaginal infections and/or some STD. This is not as much as a concern with azithromycin. Azithromycin and alcohol both require the liver to work harder, and taking them in combination is not recommended. Protect yourself from getting STDs in the future by consistent use of condoms. Some STDs are so easily treated. ...Read more

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How long to wait to drink alcohol after taking azithromycin for std?

STDs: Interactions between Metronidazole and alcohol exist. Some of these interactions may be severe and some potentially dangerous. Pharmacists will warn patients to avoid using alcohol while using the medication and for three days after the last dose of the medication has been used. According to the literature, there are severe side effects that include nausea, vomiting, flushing, etc. ...Read more

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