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Antibiotics and alcohol Compatibility table

Everyone knows that all types of alcohol are not compatible with drugs, and especially with antibiotics. But not everyone is aware that in most cases, ethyl alcohol in combination with antibiotics does not create bad effects in the body.

Due to numerous experiments, it was proved that most drugs do not enter into metabolic processes with alcohol and are not dissolved, so alcohol consumption is allowed with drug treatment. In medicine, there are drugs (nitromidazoles, cephalosporins and other antibiotics) that, after getting into the body, which contains alcohol, cause a disulfiram-like reaction. This leads to vomiting, severe headaches, convulsions of different ranges and other negative consequences. For example, nitroimidazoles in one-hundred-percent of cases cause intoxication, but 3 drugs from this group (ornidazole, teridazole and secnidazole) is absolutely compatible with alcohol. There are also drugs that, without florid symptoms, are presented with a disulfiram-like reaction (levomycetin, biseptol, ketoconazole and others).

Let’s consider antibiotics and alcohol compatibility table as a list below:

• Penicillins (Amoxiclav, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Oxacillin, Carbenicillin, etc.);

• Antifungal drugs (Nystatin, Clotrimazole, Afobazol);

• Glycopeptides (Vancomycin);

• Mucolytics (Fluimucil, Fluidite and Fluviert);

• Broad-spectrum antibiotics (Heliomycin, Unidox Solutab, Moxifloxacin, Trovafloxacin, Ceftir, Azithromycin, etc.).

Let’s consider antibiotics and alcohol incompatibility table as a list below:

• Nitroimidazoles (Metronidazole, Tinidazole, Trichopolum, Clion, Flagil, Metrogil, etc.);

• Cephalosporins (Cefamandol, Cefotetan, Moxalactam, Cefoperazone, etc.);

• Other antibiotics (Levomycetin, Bactrim, Ketoconazole, Biseptol, Nizoral, etc.).

A disulfiram-like reaction can be caused by: eye and nasal drops, vaginal suppositories, and also solutions for inhalation. And some drugs with large doses of alcohol can cause death.

When using drugs with alcohol, read carefully instructions and consult a doctor.