Date PostedJune 11, 2015

When is It Safe to Mix Alcohol and Medication

So you’re recovering from the flu but still taking your medication, when will it be safe to have a drink?

We have all heard those “horror stories” of people who mixed alcohol with medicine and died so we don’t want to make that mistake. But when can we drink?

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According to a professor of pharmacology at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital, Ric Day only a few antibiotics interact badly with alcohol, including flagyl, bactrim and sulphonamides. Although he warns that we shouldn’t drink if we are recovering from an infection, the idea that mixing alcohol and antibiotics is dangerous isn’t necessarily true.

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