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Zithromax And Alcohol
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all alcohol even mouthwash with alcohol. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) interferes with the liver breaking down alcohol. Not a good thing to do. ...Read more
Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick. http://www.upmchealthplan.com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions.html. ...Read more
Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can, BUT: it always worries me when people find drinking so important that they need to ask this kind of a question. I would also wonder what kind of infection is being treated, and HOW MUCH ALCOHOL you are talking about. Alcohol decreases the activity of white blood cells that fight infection and make antibodies, and it is not the best thing to take when you are trying to cure an infection. Talk to doctor ...Read more
Alcohol/Bactrim: It is a dangerous combination, not just with alcohol but also with cough medicines & mouthwashes containing alcohol. Alcohol can intensify the negative side-effects of septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) causing headaches, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath & rapid heart beats, with vomiting leading to dehydration & loss of the antibiotic effect due to missed dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink one alcoholic drink while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics? It's only one alcoholic drink through all of the process of taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics.
A : A single drink per day should not interfere significantly with your antibiotic. You raise a good point. Patients should always discuss their alcohol use with their physician and/or pharmacist upon starting new medications. Alcohol, certain fruit juices, over the counter supplements, and naturopathic medications can all potentially interact or cause side effects with certain prescription medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) 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
No: If you drink any alcohol at all with Flagyl being taken simultaneously, then you will definitely get very sick and start vomiting! or what we refer to as an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. This is a well known problem with flagyl. Not a pleasant experience at all. I would recommend completely avoiding all alcoholic drinks while taking flagyl. Period. ...Read more
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