Can I drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

You shouldn't. Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work.

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Can I drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone? Will it diminish the effects?

You shouldn't. It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. Read more...
See below. Both Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Prednisone can irritate the stomach, and alcohol can intensify this effect. While alcohol shouldn't decrease their effectiveness, the 3 together might make you nauseated or have stomach irritation. I'd recommend not indulging until you've finished both of your prescriptions. Read more...