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Taking azithromycin for cold. Could I take drinks in party? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:One question
User:I was having cold yesterday
User:Took azithromycin
User:And dolo
User:Yesterday night
User:Today I have a party to attend
User:So is that ok if have a couple of drinks
User:I was.told you cannot have drinks after taking medicines
Doctor:Alcohol has no known interaction with azithromycin and dolo.
Doctor:However if you do not have fever, I don't think azithromycin is necessary at all.
Doctor:Azithromycin and antibiotic is given for bacterial infection
Doctor:You can wait for couple of days before deciding to take azithromycin.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:I was having throat infection so I thought that would help
Doctor:Throat infection is commonly caused by virus (flu)
Doctor:bacterial infection also cause throat infections.
Doctor:However if you do not have high grade fever, it is less likely that you might have a bacterial infection.
Doctor:Since you have not mentioned any history of fever
Doctor:use of antibiotic is unwarranted.
Doctor:Avoid using over the counter medication.
Doctor:contact a doctor before using any medications.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I had a match so thought I'd have a tablet
User:No Doctor thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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