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I just got prescribed amox-clav for a sinus infection. I forgot that I have a birthday party to go to tonight. Is it okay to drink alcohol while on this? Will it hinder the effectiveness of the drug? Thanks!

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Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

While it is a good idea to avoid alcohol when you are taking any medication, there is no expected interaction with amoxicillin/clavulanate.

In brief: No

While it is a good idea to avoid alcohol when you are taking any medication, there is no expected interaction with amoxicillin/clavulanate.
Dr. Michael Perez
Dr. Michael Perez
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In reality

I think it will be ok so far as the antibiotic goes, but too much alcohol can create its own set of dangers outside of interfering with the antibiotic.

In brief: In reality

I think it will be ok so far as the antibiotic goes, but too much alcohol can create its own set of dangers outside of interfering with the antibiotic.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not OK

Bad interaction and alcohol could possibly weaken the antibiotic efficacy.
Drink soda

In brief: Not OK

Bad interaction and alcohol could possibly weaken the antibiotic efficacy.
Drink soda
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Sinus

Generally you should not drink within an hour or two of the antibiotic as it may make the drug less effective and also upset your stomach

In brief: Sinus

Generally you should not drink within an hour or two of the antibiotic as it may make the drug less effective and also upset your stomach
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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In brief: Avoid if possible

In general alcohol and medications are not compatible partners , some medications are altered , or rate of absorption is changed , that will compromise therapeutic goals , still you can have good time in the party with out drinking alcohol .

In brief: Avoid if possible

In general alcohol and medications are not compatible partners , some medications are altered , or rate of absorption is changed , that will compromise therapeutic goals , still you can have good time in the party with out drinking alcohol .
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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