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Can you drink wine while taking penicillin VK 500mg tablets?

I would like a glass of wine however I am taking penicillin VK 500mg tabs for a tooth infection and have been on them for 4 days now. I want to know if it is safe to have a few glasses of wine?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 26, 2020.

Official Answer


Yes, it is safe to have a glass of wine while taking penicillin. The effectiveness of the antibiotic will not be reduced and there is no interactions between the two.

Keep in mind though that alcohol can reduce your energy and delay how quickly you recover from illness. So, it may be best to avoid alcohol until you have finished your antibiotics and are feeling better.

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