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Taking Zinnat for balding sickness. Can I use marijuana or alcohol?

Hello. I am using Zinnat antibiotic 250 mg 2 times a day. I have some kind of balding sickness (don t know the name in english). I have been in hospital for a week, I am all healthy except this. Can I use marijuana or alcohol while using this medicine? It is my birthday and also my roommate will make a party in our apartment so it will be very hard to me to say no . What could it effect? Thank you very much, Best regards, Maciej
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

It is always better to avoid using alcohol or drugs while taking allopathic medication. Though specific reactions have not been reported with antibiotics, still drug interactions are possible. Moreover, smoking and alcohol can alter the level of the enzymes that metabolize the antibiotic, hence resulting in lowered or erratic levels.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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