Can you take Cefdinir and alcohol together?

Can you take Cefdinir and alcohol together?

It is not recommended to drink alcohol while you are being treated with Cefdinir. This antibiotic may or may not interact with alcohol and cause severe side effects. 

Yes, some people might get away with it, but there is no way to predict the outcomes of consuming alcohol and Cefdinir together as there is a potential risk of harmful events. 

Cefdinir, an antibiotic medication, is commonly prescribed to combat various bacterial infections, such as bacterial infections of the throat, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It may also be used for strep throat, tooth infections, etc if the fine line of antibiotics can not be used.

What are the dangers associated with the use of alcohol and Cefdinir together?

Although the two may not interact with one another, alcohol consumption may delay your recovery process and interfere with your body’s ability to fight against the ongoing bacterial infection (1). 

In addition to this, there might be a chance of an inevitable reaction between alcohol and Cefdinir in some people. The dose at which you are and the amount of alcohol you have consumed can also make a huge difference. 

We all have different physiological makeup and there is no way to set a standard when it comes to side effects and interactions. Your body could simply reject the presence of alcohol and Cefdinir together in your system and you may experience side effects. 

What to do if you have accidentally consumed alcohol with Cefdinir?

If you have taken alcohol and Cefdinir together and you feel unusual, reach out to your healthcare provider immediately. This combination can inevitably affect your ongoing infection or your overall health, and it may increase the severity of side effects. 

This is why it is best to steer clear of alcohol while you are on antibiotics. Once your treatment stops, you should wait at least 2-3 days for your body to completely get rid of the medication and then you can consume alcohol safely. 

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