Antibiotics and Alcohol
You have likely heard that if you are on antibiotics, you should avoid alcohol because it can have an impact on the drugs you are taking. This is not completely true according to a number of studies on the topic.
The effectiveness of antibiotics are not hampered by alcohol consumption, contrary to what some believe. Yet, some people claim if they were drinking too much while on their antibiotics, it took a lot longer to heal. Their conclusion was that the alcohol was making the drugs less efficient. While the results were likely true, their conclusion was flawed.
So What Are The Real Effects?
The reality is that the alcohol was not having an effect on the antibiotics, but instead on the body, slowing down the body's natural ability to recover and lowering their energy.
So, while alcohol does not adversely effect the success of antibiotics, it does, in fact, effect your body's ability to heal from an illness. That means if you want to get over an ailment, you should avoid consumption of alcohol, whether you are on antibiotics or not.
Be Aware Of The Dangers
Issues about how alcohol reacts in the body, like how long alcohol stays in your system for example, are very common - and being aware of such issues is very important.