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Does marijuana affect the effects of antibiotics used for

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does marijuana affect the effects of antibiotics used for urinary infections?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
There are several reports in the medical literature of interactions between marijuana an penicillin and chloramphenicol - two antibiotics, HOWEVER, there is very little evidence to answer this question.

There are reasons to believe that there could be interactions - but the testing has NOT been done on most antibiotics.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
should you smoke marijuana while taking antibiotics?
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
Because there are no studies showing that marijuana will not interact with antibiotics, I would STRONGLY advise against using marijuana while on the antibiotic.
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