I know you shouldn’t drink while on antibiotics but WHAT ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO DO RIGHT NOW
I know I’m a bit late with this, but that’s actually not true. Well, it is true, but only for a very few antibiotics. And those are VERY DANGEROUS and VERY STRONG antibiotics. The kind you can only get in hospitals, and you should only take when a doctor has told you to. For most antibiotics, you can go ahead and drink (it might turn your pee a fun array of colours, but that’s about as far as it will go). That’s a myth created at the birth of modern medicine, and for some reason it still exists. You will probably find it in the… I forgot how it’s called in English, it’s “bula” in Portuguese, but you know, the little paper that comes with the medicine. But, really, it’s probably fine to drink.
yesssss I just read that amoxicillin has no interaction with alcohol! Where did that myth even come from? And maybe “bula” = prescription? instructions? I don’t think we have a particular word for that?
The best explanation I got for that was that doctors thought it likely that alcohol would interact with antibiotics, so they just started people it happened and people believed it. Ridiculous, isn’t it? It’s just like the spread-eagle position for giving birth, and having to do a pap-smear every single year after you’re 40. It’s just stuff that gets repeated so often and for so long everybody accepts it as fact, and nobody questions it. It drives me crazy.
I suppose “instructions” would be the best word. Funny, it doesn’t usually come up in a conversation…