can I drink beer while taking amoxacillin?!

Question: Can I drink beer while taking amoxacillin?
I have a middle ear infection and need to know if I can still drink beer? nothing too hard, just regular old beer


Amoxicillin belongs to the Penicillin family. Here's what I found regarding antibiotics and alcohol from

Researches approved, that alcohol doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of most antibiotics but their mix can cause common side effects, like stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness and if you still continue alcohol and drugs intake these side effects may increase.

Sometimes, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of some antibiotics. For instance, doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx).

Be attentive when taking Flagyl, Tindamax, Bactrim and alcohol as their combination may cause more severe reaction with such side effects as flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, rapid heart rate, and shortness of breath. Keep in mind that some cold medicines and mouthwashes also contain alcohol, try to avoid such products when treating with these antibiotics.

The common side effects after combining alcohol and antibiotics: nausea, vomiting, convulsions, abdominal cramps, headaches, fast heart rate and flushing.

Don’t forget that alcohol can reduce your energy and delay your recovery from illness. So, it may be best to avoid alcohol until you have finished your antibiotics therapy and feel better.

Remember these antibiotics and never mix them with the alcohol: Antimalarial Quinacrine (Atabrine), Furazolidone (Furoxone), Metronidazole and Tinidazole (side-effects include flushing, breathlessness, headache, increased or irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting), Griseofulvin (Grisactin).

I don't recommend it as I had an ear infection a few years ago.
If in doubt, ask your doctor -> and get their feedback in writing.

why you drink beer like this way.? you must chose one thing to drink....

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