Azithromycin (Zithromax) - a drug belonging to the macrolide antibiotics group and pharmacological azalide. The main indications for the use of Azithromycin - infectious diseases such as pneumonia, infections of the genitourinary system, and others. This drug is also effective for stomach ulcers.
It has the ability to accumulate it in the inflammation, making a short course of treatment. The cost of the drug is low, so that it is publicly available and is assigned to both adults and children from 12 years.
Adults, in particular, are interested in how to interact with azithromycin and alcohol while receiving.
The instructions to the Zithromax (Azithromycin) is said about the interaction with alcohol, but it does not mean that they can drink together. During the course of treatment can not be in any case. It is necessary to take into account the advice of the attending physician. Alcohol reduces the absorption of the drug in the body, leading to a decrease in the accumulation of the infected site and prolong treatment with increasing doses of the drug or replacement stronger antibiotics.
However, compatibility an alcohol with Zithromax may cause the disease enters the chronic form. After 2-3 days after completion of treatment allowed single dose of a small dose of alcohol. If you drink a lot of alcohol, you can get the most unfortunate consequences: brain stroke, or myocardial infarction.
The interaction of the drug with alcohol leads to such consequences as:
- Slower absorption.
- Reduced metabolic rate.
- Increased load on the liver.
- Liver cells and dieback result - cirrhosis.
Upon receipt of alcohol, having a different castle, with drug treatment varies from what the health consequences can be very negative.
But there are reviews and tips that claim that you can take Azithromycin and spirits together. The only adverse effect - the load on the liver. To confirm his words, they cause episodes of history during World War II the American soldiers who were supposed to take penicillin, the antibiotic extracted from their urine due to a lack of medicine. While these soldiers was issued beer norm that they drank every day.
But as time goes on medical workers have noticed that people who drank beer, penicillin was removed worse, as the urine was less concentrated. Since then, physicians are given tips and advice about the ban on co-administration of antibiotics and alcohol.
However, some research scientists have shown that a one-time interaction of alcohol with antibiotics significantly reduce the effectiveness of medications. At the same time, scientists suggest some drugs, alcohol, which can not be taken strictly in order to avoid serious side effects, called disulfiram-similar reaction that is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath and so on.
Most doctors say that alcohol is not compatible with antibiotics. Any drugs unsound: a positive effect on a body, they at the same time, the negative impact on the other. And alcohol intake provokes deterioration, especially if the patient is suffering from chronic diseases. It is even possible occurrence of allergic reactions to alcohol.
In addition, none of the pharmaceutical companies are not testing the interaction of drugs with alcohol, as a supposed self that at the time of treatment, the patient will not take alcoholic drinks. If swallowed, the two funds can provoke such reactions, which are not described in any textbook on chemistry.
In any case, to decide for himself sick, but experience shows that it is recommended not to drink alcohol while taking antibiotics and also 3 days after the end of treatment.