7 doctors weighed in:
Can you drink alcohol while taking valacyclovir?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Can but shouldn't
Although there are no drug-drug (yes, alcohol is a drug) interactions listed, it is always best to avoid mixing medications with alcohol.
Alcohol alone is irritating to the stomach and acts as a depressant and affects rational judgment.

In brief: Can but shouldn't
Although there are no drug-drug (yes, alcohol is a drug) interactions listed, it is always best to avoid mixing medications with alcohol.
Alcohol alone is irritating to the stomach and acts as a depressant and affects rational judgment.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. John Moranville
While it is optimal to not drink alcohol at all when using other drugs, complete abstinence is not realistic. I usually tell patients no more than 1 drink at a time with most psychiatric medications, but I also advise that many medications may amplify the sedation and slowed reaction time while driving or focusing on other complex activities. 1 drink = 1 shot, 1-12oz beer, or 8 oz of wine.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Valacyclovir
The company suggest that you should be well hydrated when taking valacyclovir, and use of alcohol, especially heavy use, will cause dehydration.

In brief: Valacyclovir
The company suggest that you should be well hydrated when taking valacyclovir, and use of alcohol, especially heavy use, will cause dehydration.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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