14 May 2013
Yes, you can drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic amoxicillin. The alcohol will not stop amoxicillin from working. Moderation is key.
However, many health professionals will recommend you avoid alcohol to give your body the best chance possible to fight the infection.
There are certain antibiotics where alcohol must be avoided such as Metronidazole, Tinidazole and Bactrim because the combination may result in a severe reaction. Drinking any amount of alcohol with these medications can result in side effects such as flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, and rapid heart rate.
There are no such side effects issues when alcohol is taken with amoxicillin.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... I can barely walk. Would I need an antibiotic to keep Infection from setting in?
1 answer • 26 Jan 2013
0 answers • 26 Mar 2014
Root canal performed Tue swelling and pain developed Wed, amoxicillin prescribed Thur morning. Fri night now and swelling is worse cheek is hot to ...
4 answers • 13 Mar 2015