Azithromycin still has a second name – Zithromax. It refers to drugs that are often prescribed for infectious diseases. These include infections of the genital and urinary system. Often it is prescribed and with a stomach ulcer disease.
How will Azithromycin interact with alcohol
Studying the instructions to the drug, it is impossible to find a description of how the drug will interact with alcohol. However, if nothing is written about this, it does not mean that the substances can be mixed. Alcohol during the adoption of the medicine is strictly contraindicated. This will tell any doctor. The reason for this is a sharp decrease in drug absorption due to alcohol intake. Accordingly, this will lead to a decrease in its content in the place of the focus of the disease. As a result, the treatment will continue for a longer time. In the worst case, the doctor will prescribe an additional course of treatment, but already with the help of antibiotics. And they, as you know, do not influence the body in the best way.
The first reception of alcohol can be done only 72 hours after the use of the medicine. In this case, alcohol can be taken once and at the lowest dose. The increase in the volume of alcoholic beverages can lead to such sad consequences as a heart attack or a stroke.
What other changes in the body will occur if you combine alcohol and drug
If you take both medication and alcohol at the same time, then there are other possible consequences. Among them will be:
- delayed absorption of the drug;
- strong intoxication of the body;
- double load on the liver;
- a marked decrease in metabolic rate;
- death of liver cells.
As a result, a change in the duration of the course of treatment and a marked increase in the burden on the body as a whole. How much will the weakened body have to endure and how much can you drink?
What do doctors advise?
Many scientists and doctors have noticed that taking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of the drug at times. However, it is best to reject the combination of alcohol and drugs, because each organism reacts individually to such a connection. Prolonged intake of incompatible substances can lead to nausea, vomiting, the appearance of weakness in the body and dizziness. There may be difficulty breathing.
How many it is necessary to refuse alcohol? To drink or not – the patient himself decides. But, preferably at least three days after the end of treatment, alcohol is not used at all. After 72 hours, if necessary, you can take a little alcohol. During this time, the body will get stronger, and the remnants of drugs will be eliminated from the body.