ALCOHOL AND ANTIBIOTICS: FRIEND OR FOE?

Have you heard? Some people say you should avoid alcohol when on antibiotics. Do all antibiotics interact with alcohol? NO! But some do.

You may like: Injectable Skin Lightening Products: What you should know

images-32

Really, it may be better to skip the drink until you’ve finished your antibiotic and you’re feeling all better. Some antibiotics react badly with alcohol. Moreso, drinking alcohol while fighting an infection can lead to dehydration and may hinder the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

See also: Use of Closeup, Colgate, Pepsodent and other fluoride toothpastes – what you should know

images-29-2

True, most (not all) antibiotics can be taken safely with small amounts of alcohol, but some respite may be healthier.

 

Related fact

Many over-the-counter medications (OTCs), such as cough or cold syrups, may also contain alcohol in their formulation. Taking such, if prescribed with your antibiotics, is usually harmless.

 

 

See also:

Zinc supplements: Skin, Mood, Sex Life, cold and flu.

SHOULD I BOTHER ABOUT WHERE I KEEP MY DRUGS?

DO CHILDREN NEED TO TAKE A DAILY VITAMIN?

ASPIRIN FOR THE ELDERLY: GOOD (Heart protection) OR BAD (Bleeding risks)?

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s