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Can I drink alcohol while taking clarithromycin?

Is there any problem with drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this antibiotic?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com Last updated on Sep 13, 2018.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Yes, you can safely drink alcohol while taking clarithromycin. Alcohol will not reduce the effectiveness of your medicine.

However, generally, alcohol is best avoided while you are receiving treatment for an infection.
Alcohol can reduce your energy and delay how quickly you recover from illness. It is best avoided until you have finished your antibiotics and are feeling better.

See also: https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-alcohol.html

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