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Can I drink Pepsi or Cola in general while on Penicillin?

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can i drink pepsi or cola in general while on penicillin vk
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

Pepsi or cola contain caffeine which do have effect on the penicillin group of antibiotics.I would recommend not to consume the colas during the treatment.Though it does not cause any serious interactions ,its involved in altering the efficacy of the drug.

The above link shows you a test conducted to study on the effects of caffeine on the penicillin group of medications.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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