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Old 03-23-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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Z-Packs and Alcohol

Hey guys and gals. I just walked into a walk in clinic today, and the doctor looked at me for about 10 seconds and said I had pharyngitis and bronchitis, even though I have been feeling much better recently, and decided to put me on a Z-Pack. For one, I don't even know if I want to take it because I seem to be getting better on my own, and for 2, if I do decide to go on it, can I still drink alcohol? Thanks a lot for your help guys!

 
Old 03-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Z-Packs and Alcohol

No, you really shouldn't drink. It ruins the effectiveness of antibiotics. You'll just have to suffer it out. I know it's hard. I always feel upset about having to forgo the wine or whatever when taking them, too.

 
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: Z-Packs and Alcohol

Alright, so right after the 5 days can I start drinking again?

 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:35 AM   #4
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Re: Z-Packs and Alcohol

I wouldn't drink right after your last pill. You should wait a day or at least a half a day. Don't worry, it will be over before soon enough. At least Z-pak is shorter than the standard antibiotics.

I just realized that I didn't answer your first question/concern about not being sure if you should get better on your own. Considering you have a bacterial infection, I think it would be safer to take the antibiotic to be sure you completely kill it. I normally don't rush into taking antibiotics either, because I'm allergic to so many. You'd be surprised how doctors will still give you a prescription when you likely have a virus (which aren't affected by antibiotics) just because they think you want it.

Go get better!

 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: Z-Packs and Alcohol

Haha this is terrible for me because it is spring break ahhhh!!!! Oh well, I started it last night, so I should be taking my last pill on Sunday, meaning I shall be drinking monday night, hopefully! I swear I am not an alcoholic! Thanks for your help.

 
Old 03-27-2005, 05:48 PM   #6
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Re: Z-Packs and Alcohol

Ok guys new question, I took my last pill today at about 3, how long should I wait until I can drink again?

 
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