Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?


If you are on antibiotics, you have probably wondered whether it is okay to have a drink or two.

With some antibiotics, the answer is a definite no. With most, however, the answer may be a cautious yes.

A few antibiotics have been reported to cause reactions (violently ill) with alcohol. Most of these are cephalosporins, a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are used to treat a variety of infections.

The vast majority of antibiotics do not interact with alcohol. But that does not mean it is safe to mix antibiotics and alcohol. Common sense will tell you that it is best to separate them until you are well to prevent any side effect.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/is-it-safe-to-drink-alcohol-while-taking-antibiotics-10436906

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