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Azithromycin - Can I drink a glass of wine at night if I have taken the medicine in the day?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on April 20, 2023.

I have been prescribed azithromycin and I'm wondering if it's OK to drink alcohol occasionally?

Official answer


There are no known interactions between Azithromycin (Zithromax Z-Pak) and alcohol so you could take a glass or two if you wanted to.

In general, drinking any amount of alcohol while fighting an infection may not be wise, as it can lead to dehydration, interrupt normal sleep, and may hinder the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

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