Is it possible to drink alcohol with antibiotics?

Catherine Ivanova
Catherine Ivanova
December 6, 2012
Is it possible to drink alcohol with antibiotics?

We all do not like to be ill. Temperature, sore throat, sore bones, and maybe worse. In serious cases, we immediately rush to the doctor, and he prescribes antibiotics. Then tablets, shots, bed rest and, as many doctors say: “Not a drop of alcohol!” Is it true? Can I take alcohol with antibiotics at the same time? Or is it just a well-established fallacy?

The myth of alcohol and antibiotics

Many historians - researchers claim that the myth of the complete incompatibility of alcohol and antibiotics goes back to the days of the Second World War. There were so many wounded and sick that penicillin was worth its weight in gold. He was sorely lacking. And resourceful nurses and doctors found a way out. They began to re-extract the medicine from the urine of patients who had already been treated with the drug. But in the event that soldiers drank alcohol (for example beer) during treatment, it was much more difficult and sometimes impossible to do.This myth is still held in the minds of doctors and ordinary people.

Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Antibiotics by themselves are very stressful for all body systems. Especially they affect the liver and kidneys. During this treatment, our body works "in an enhanced mode." The disease weakens it already, and if it also adds alcohol, many organs will be exposed to excessive stress.

In official medicine, special studies were conducted on the combination of antibiotics and alcohol. It turned out that some of them are completely incompatible with the degrees of alcoholic beverages. For example: furazolidone, latamoxfef, cefmenoxime, amoxicillin, cefamandol, ketoconazole, cefoperazone, tinidazole, chloramphenicol and metronidazole. If you drink them "hot" can be headache, vomiting, nausea, weakness, and some other serious problems.

Heal properly and do not get sick!