Yes, you can drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic. The alcohol will not stop the Augmentin from working.
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 Augmentin.
However, if you have an infection, it is probably a good idea to avoid alcohol to give your body the best chance possible to fight the infection.
This article about alcohol and antibiotics may also help with this question:
- Augmentin Information for Consumers
- Augmentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Augmentin (detailed)
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