Can i drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Asked By: Santina Bogisich
Date created: Fri, May 14, 2021 3:27 PM
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Alcohol will not interfere with the way the antiviral drugs works. Acyclovir will still be effective. However, the general advice is if you are suffering from any type of infection is that you are best to avoid alcohol so that you can give your body the best chance to fight off the infection and to reduce the risk of side effects, such as dizziness, especially in older adults.
Answered By: Arely Eichmann
Date created: Sat, May 15, 2021 1:53 AM
Can you drink alcohol on Aciclovir? In short, yes you can drink alcohol on Aciclovir tablets. Alcohol will not interfere with the way this antiviral medication works to prevent or treat viral infections, so Aciclovir will still be effective even if you drink alcohol.
Answered By: Finn Ebert
Date created: Sat, May 15, 2021 11:49 PM
Acyclovir: The Drugs.com drug interaction checker does not should adverse reactions between alcohol & acyclovir.“Drink plenty of water while you are taking Z ... Read More. Send thanks to the doctor. 90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.
Answered By: Claire Maggio
Date created: Sun, May 16, 2021 4:28 PM
Family Medicine 38 years experience. Yes, but…: Never a good idea to drink when taking potent medications. Always best to take meds with full glass of water. No significant interactions r listed between alcohol (ethanol) & acyclovir. If u r taking other meds or supplements, however, there is potential for interactions.
Answered By: Brayan Mitchell
Date created: Sun, May 16, 2021 11:47 PM
Drinking alcohol with acyclovir can lead to an increase in the severity of side effects. Taking acyclovir and alcohol may damage the liver and kidneys. Light, social drinking may be safe when taking acyclovir.
Answered By: Zackary Schultz
Date created: Mon, May 17, 2021 5:01 AM
Mixing acyclovir and alcohol can lead to dangerous levels of dizziness. Acyclovir comes in several different formulations, and can be given orally or applied topically. People who use the drug in ointment or cream form should know that there is very little chance that dizziness will result from topical application.
Answered By: Annabell Goodwin
Date created: Mon, May 17, 2021 11:36 PM
Doctors recommend not to consume alcohol while taking valacyclovir, as the combination of valacyclovir and alcohol can potentially lead to an excessive, dangerous level of dizziness or drowsiness. Alcohol can also increase the nausea and vomiting side effects that can occur in some people prescribed valacyclovir, making consuming alcohol an unpleasant experience.
Answered By: Selena Kirlin
Date created: Tue, May 18, 2021 3:41 PM
You may need to avoid certain medications that can interact with acyclovir. You also should not drink alcohol because it can increase some side effects, such as drowsiness. It is possible to pass the herpes virus to other people even if you are taking acyclovir. You should not touch infected areas, and then touch your eyes or other people.
Answered By: Daryl O'Hara
Date created: Wed, May 19, 2021 8:34 AM
It may be okay to combine alcohol and Valtrex, as long as you’re drinking moderately, but you should always speak with your doctor before combining alcohol and Valtrex or alcohol and any prescription medicines.
Answered By: Arden Heidenreich
Date created: Wed, May 19, 2021 2:04 PM
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