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Will i be ok if i just drink a beer or two while on metronidazole and doxycycline?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Do not drink beer

It can impair your metabolism of alcohol, leading to build up of acetaldehyde in your bloodstream, which can lead to irregular heart rate, flushing, vomiting, or even death. It's called a disulfiram-like reaction. With other medications, it is best not to drink alcohol while taking medications.

In brief: Do not drink beer

It can impair your metabolism of alcohol, leading to build up of acetaldehyde in your bloodstream, which can lead to irregular heart rate, flushing, vomiting, or even death. It's called a disulfiram-like reaction. With other medications, it is best not to drink alcohol while taking medications.
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In brief: Yes with moderation

Consuming alcohol while taking a medication should require extra judgement.
During the time you are taking an antibiotic would be a good time to be the designated driver and skip alcohol. Remember you are taking a medication for a reason. Yes you will be safe with a limited amount but you can easily find a reason to avoid it for a short time. Watch taking tylenol (acetaminophen) also. Be safe.

In brief: Yes with moderation

Consuming alcohol while taking a medication should require extra judgement.
During the time you are taking an antibiotic would be a good time to be the designated driver and skip alcohol. Remember you are taking a medication for a reason. Yes you will be safe with a limited amount but you can easily find a reason to avoid it for a short time. Watch taking tylenol (acetaminophen) also. Be safe.
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In brief: Abstain...

When in doubt..
.. Abstain. These antibiotics may have many interactions with other drugs. Alcohol is a drug.

In brief: Abstain...

When in doubt..
.. Abstain. These antibiotics may have many interactions with other drugs. Alcohol is a drug.
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