Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

126 Doctors Online
Owl Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Taking antibiotic for typhoid fever. How safe is to drink scotch?

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - Sep 2012
Sep 2012
User rating for this question
Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 1416 Questions
Question
Hi! How it effects taking scotch regularly during thyphoid fever treatment with antibiotics?
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 18 minutes later
Hello,

Thank you for posting a query.

Look, alcohol gets metabolized in liver. Liver is also the place for metabolism of drugs like antibiotics. When liver is busy to metabolize the alcohol, it cannot metabolize the antibiotics. Thus, the effectiveness of drugs may get increased sometimes and cause toxic side effects. Some antibiotics fail to produce their active particle and thus fail to produce effectiveness.

Even some antibiotics may react with alcohol to produce toxic products and can cause huge side effects.

So, alcohol should be avoided during this type of illness when you are prescribed to take antibiotics.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know if you have any more question.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now