Augmentin and Alcohol Interaction

augmentin and alcohol

Alcohol taken before or after using the antibiotic does not diminish its medicinal properties. The drug belongs to the category of antibiotics, the combination of which with alcohol in a small dose is allowed, but not desirable. Instructions for use of the medication contain a direct indication of the prohibition of its simultaneous intake with alcohol. This is due to the fact that their combination, without causing direct chemical interaction of active components with each other, simultaneously has an effect on the body. The load on the organs increases, which leads to undesirable and unpredictable health consequences. During the development of the disease, the body weakens, ethyl alcohol aggravates this condition, suppressing the existing natural immunity.

Clavulonic acid, as a constituent of Augmentin, is deactivated in the body by liver cells. As a result, in case of alcohol dependence, the use of a drug causes an excessive load on the diseased organ. This can lead to its pathological changes. Combining the drug with ethanol with a weak liver causes cirrhosis, hepatitis, nephritis.

The negative consequences manifested as a result of combining the drug and ethyl alcohol can be:

  • Complications after taking an antibiotic as a result of a decrease in the quality of processing of Augmentin substances by liver cells.
  • Slowing down the breakdown of alcohol toxins, which causes the accumulation of aldehyde. Severe intoxication of the body occurs.
  • Intestinal dysbiosis. The disease occurs with frequent drinking of alcoholic drinks, in a cocktail with an antibiotic leads to severe disruption of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Kidney damage caused by excessive exercise as a result of the simultaneous excretion of antibiotic metabolites and toxic substances of alcohol.

The degree of negative consequences is individual for each person and depends on a number of personal factors: body weight, age, health status, as well as the quality and amount of alcohol consumed.