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My doctor has prescribed an antibiotic for my ear infection..can I have a couple of beers after taking antibiotics?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No worries

Alcohol doesn't interfere with antibiotics.
It's an urban myth. Heavy alcohol use can impair the immune system and its ability to fight infections. But moderate use makes no difference at all. Don't worry about it.

In brief: No worries

Alcohol doesn't interfere with antibiotics.
It's an urban myth. Heavy alcohol use can impair the immune system and its ability to fight infections. But moderate use makes no difference at all. Don't worry about it.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seldom a problem

There is little if any impact a few beers would have on the common antibiotics used for ear infections.

In brief: Seldom a problem

There is little if any impact a few beers would have on the common antibiotics used for ear infections.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotic

Consuming alcohol while taking antibiotics can make the medication less effective in treating your infection.

In brief: Antibiotic

Consuming alcohol while taking antibiotics can make the medication less effective in treating your infection.
Dr. Carisa Hines
Dr. Carisa Hines
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