9 doctors weighed in:
Can you drink on antibiotics?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
Drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics could possibly make the antibiotics less effective.
Thus, your infection may not be treated properly and could last longer or even get worse. It's best to just avoid alcohol while you're on antibiotics just to be on the safe side.

In brief: Nope
Drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics could possibly make the antibiotics less effective.
Thus, your infection may not be treated properly and could last longer or even get worse. It's best to just avoid alcohol while you're on antibiotics just to be on the safe side.
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Many different antibiotics exist.
Each has unique side effects & interactions. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist about the specific antibiotic you are taking.Severe side effects may occur when combining any amount of alcohol with metronidazole, tinidazole & bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).Small amounts of alcohol are ok with most other antibiotics. If you have alcoholic liver disease no amount of alcohol is safe.

In brief: It depends
Many different antibiotics exist.
Each has unique side effects & interactions. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist about the specific antibiotic you are taking.Severe side effects may occur when combining any amount of alcohol with metronidazole, tinidazole & bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).Small amounts of alcohol are ok with most other antibiotics. If you have alcoholic liver disease no amount of alcohol is safe.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
In brief: No
Alcohol can affect the metabolism of antibiotic and can make the antibiotic less affective and in certain cases increase the probability of side affects too so one should not drink alcohol while on antibiotics.

In brief: No
Alcohol can affect the metabolism of antibiotic and can make the antibiotic less affective and in certain cases increase the probability of side affects too so one should not drink alcohol while on antibiotics.
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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