Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

That depends. On a number off factors. In general, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol.

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Is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

No guarantees. There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery as well as interfere with productive rest/sleep. Amox/clav is broken down in part by the liver as is alcohol, so there is certainly potential for harm there especially with excess. I would avoid alcohol until feeling well and off antibiotics. Read more...

Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Alcohol. Generally decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic. You may need fully recover from the infection and could even create a superbug! you need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. Read more...

Can I drink a little bit of alcohol while on the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? Maybe a couple of glasses of wine or a beer?

Yes you can. Augmentin and a moderate amount of alcohol should cause no problems. Some other antibiotics can cause more problems. Read more...
Modest doses, yes. Alcohol suppresses our immune responses, which is why people with chronic problematic alcohol use get more infections which may be more unusual or severe. In "social" doses (less than 2 drinks/day for men under 60 and 1 drink/day for men over 60 and women). Since you are both over 60 and a woman, I would limit it to a SINGLE standard drink (5 oz wine or 12 oz beer). Read more...
Well. In general it's best to avoid all alcohol with anabiotic's taking one drink is probably OK. Do you and Healthtap consult for specific advice. Read more...