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Scrumpy

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Antibiotics
« on: Apr 16, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »



I have just been listening to the radio and a doctor just said that drinking alcohol while on antibiotics is ok.
 Jeremy Vine was flabbergasted by this statement. But the doctor assured him that it was alright to do so.
All these years we were led to believe that the two do not mix..
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Re: Antibiotics
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2018, 01:48:21 PM »
I think there is only one group of antibiotics that interact with alcohol. They are metronidazole and tinidazole.  I discovered this when I had a dental abscess, I was prescribed metronidazole, so  I had the prescription changed.  I checked with the pharmacist and most other antibiotics are OK.
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StephenM123

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Re: Antibiotics
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2018, 02:55:04 PM »
Whilst most antibiotics do not cause an adverse reaction with alcohol their effectiveness is reversed. For a short course of 5 to 10 days you might as well go teetotal for the duration.

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Re: Antibiotics
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2018, 03:22:01 PM »
I think there is only one group of antibiotics that interact with alcohol. They are metronidazole and tinidazole.  I discovered this when I had a dental abscess, I was prescribed metronidazole, so  I had the prescription changed.  I checked with the pharmacist and most other antibiotics are OK.

Alchohol doesn't affect the antibiotic effectiveness of Metronidazole & Tindazole.

Metronidazole & Tinidazole interfere with the normal breakdown of alchohol which can result in unpleasant side effects for some people & potentially dangerous side effects for a few people.

Therefore it's better to use Amoxicillin or a similarly based antibiotic.

« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2018, 03:28:13 PM by Phil »
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