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Azithromycin and alcohol

You do not drink alcohol during the full course of treatment!

If you need to undergo the treatment for bacterial infections of the genitourinary system, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis, or any other disease in which Zithromax (Azithromycin) is effective, you should first study the drug's instructions carefully.

do not drink alcohol during the full course of treatmentMost people have an idea on how antibiotics work in general, and usually they know the basic rules for taking such medicines. Particularly, when prescribing anti-bacterial therapy, doctors always forbid drinking alcoholic beverages in any quantities during the full course of treatment, and two to three days after the end of therapy.

Surprisingly, on the packaging of this antibiotic you are unlikely to find any information about the interaction of Azithromycin and alcohol. You may not find even the usual warnings about the dangers of such a combination in the instructions for use.

Does this mean that during the course of treatment with Zithromax, you can abuse alcohol, or at least drink alcoholic beverages in moderation? No!

Even though many patients claim in the reviews on the Internet that such practices did not increase side effects in them, and did not affect the effectiveness of their treatment. Any antibiotic is as effective as possible and safe enough for the body only in case you do not drink alcohol during the full course of treatment, and for several days more. In addition, the drug may interact with certain other medicines negatively, too.

Therefore, before taking the pills, make sure that you are not taking other medications from the list of contraindicated drugs.

Alcohol reduces the absorption of the active substance in the body

First of all, you should know that alcohol reduces the absorption of the active substance in the body. Thus, it leads to a decrease in the concentration of the drug, also decreasing the effectiveness of treatment. As a result, the cure may be delayed, or you may need to increase the dose of the medicine, or even switch to stronger and less safe antibiotics.

Moreover, as a result of the intake of Azithromycin (Zithromax) along with alcohol, your disease may take a chronic form which requires constant monitoring and continuous treatment. Also, thus the likelihood of atypical side effects, such as intoxication of the body and damage to liver cells, increases.

The usual negative effects on the digestive system can also become more severe, resulting in constant nausea, vomiting and prolonged diarrhea. Among the most dangerous potential consequences of taking a drug with alcoholic beverages are critical breathing problems, cirrhosis as a result of increased liver load, and even stroke.

Anyway, carelessness will lead to a decrease in the rate of metabolic processes, which will negatively affect both the treatment of the underlying disease and the state of health in general. It is easier to go through the full course of treatment with the help of a highly effective Azithromycin drug recommended for your disease, and only then celebrate the healing with a glass of champagne.

This can be done not earlier than in a three days after the end of treatment.

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