Can I take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Can I take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

There is no ‘do not drink alcohol’ warning that applies to taking clindamycin because it doesn’t specifically affect the medicine itself. However, if you feel unwell with your infection, or if you find clindamycin gives you an upset stomach, then drinking alcohol could make this worse.

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking clindamycin?

You may need to wait at least 72 hours after finishing your course of antibiotics before having any alcohol. Listening to your doctor or pharmacist’s advice can help you avoid the effects of an alcohol-drug interaction.

What happens if you drink while taking antibiotics?

Many people taking antibiotics already experience stomach or digestive side effects, and drinking alcohol while on these medications can increase feelings of nausea. In addition to gastrointestinal issues, both alcohol and antibiotics can hinder cognitive function, concentration, and coordination.

Which antibiotics can you not drink alcohol?

Other antibiotics linezolid – this medicine can be affected by undistilled (fermented) alcoholic drinks, such as wine, beer, sherry and lager. doxycycline – alcohol can affect this medicine, and it may also be less effective in people with a history of drinking heavily.

Will alcohol cancel out antibiotics?

Does drinking alcohol cancel out antibiotics? Alcohol changes the way your body absorbs medication. It may decrease how well the antibiotic works and therefore prolonged treatment. This could also result in a bacterial infection that is resistant to drugs.

Can you drink beer with antibiotics?

Why can’t you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? Some antibiotics when mixed with alcohol can lead to side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, flushing, and liver damage. Alcohol can also affect how some antibiotics are metabolized (broken down) in the body for elimination.

Can I have a glass of wine on antibiotics?

Although modest alcohol use doesn’t reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics, it can reduce your energy and delay how quickly you recover from illness. So, it’s a good idea to avoid alcohol until you finish your antibiotics and are feeling better.

Can I take I pill after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol won’t affect IUDs, implants, the ring, or the patch either. Usually, it won’t change the effectiveness of the pill. The only time you would need to worry is if you drank so much alcohol that you vomited within two hours of taking your pill.

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