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How long after alcohol consumption can Coartem be taken?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: How long do I need to wait to take Coartem after consuming alcohol? It has been over 12 hours now. Is that enough? I weigh 115 LBS and consumed 5 drinks yesterday. I need to begin Coartem for Lyme Disease.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no known interaction

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Alcohol is essentially ethanol, though coartem does interact with a number of different drugs, it does not interact with alcohol/ethanol.

It is known to interact with ketoconazole (an antifungal medication), some anti viral drugs and an antibiotic called rifampin and affect OCP among other reactions but it is not known to affect alcohol/ethanol or visa versa.

This means that you can safely use your medication.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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How long after alcohol consumption can Coartem be taken?

Brief Answer: no known interaction Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Alcohol is essentially ethanol, though coartem does interact with a number of different drugs, it does not interact with alcohol/ethanol. It is known to interact with ketoconazole (an antifungal medication), some anti viral drugs and an antibiotic called rifampin and affect OCP among other reactions but it is not known to affect alcohol/ethanol or visa versa. This means that you can safely use your medication. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions