You may be experiencing a bacterial infection or your doctor may have prescribed you to take some antibiotics like amoxicillin, but at the back of your mind, you may be wondering, “Is it alright for me to have both amoxicillin and alcohol at the same day?”
There is an undeniable myth that if amoxicillin and alcohol are mixed together in your stomach, there is a high chance that it can cause interactions, and it is not the good kind. The truth is, this is entirely not true. While it is a fact that almost all medical practitioners will thoroughly advise their patients to not mix amoxicillin and alcohol together in their systems while their bacterial infection is still active, it does not really cause any nasty consequences or there will be no development of risks to that person’s health. The point is that if you are indeed ill enough to take amoxicillin, then it is common sense that you must not be drinking any alcohol up until you become well again. There are no recognized bad interactions linked with amoxicillin and alcohol being taken at the same time or at the same day. Some people also believe that the antibiotic treatment will be rendered less effective if the patient will be taking both amoxicillin and alcohol at the same day, which is of course, actually untrue as well.
Why is it still a good thing to not take both amoxicillin and alcohol while you are sick? Even if you no longer need to have apprehension about getting a nasty drug interaction or having less effective medications, there are still sensible reasons as to why it is best to avoid drinking alcohol while on amoxicillin medication. The main reason for this is that if your body is sick enough, then it needs time to get better and let the antibiotic medication work on your body. An infection can only be fully cured with lots of rest and constant fluid Continue reading