Have you heard? Some people say you should avoid alcohol when on antibiotics. Do all antibiotics interact with alcohol? NO! But some do.
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.
True, most (not all) antibiotics can be taken safely with small amounts of alcohol, but some respite may be healthier.
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.