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Is it okay to drink wine while taking a z pak?

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Is it okay to drink wine while taking a z pak?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

What are you taking the zpack for?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

My chest is a little tight and it is preventative so as to not make it worse since my husband is in the hospital and I have to visit daily.

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
I am sorry that your husband is ill.
I hope that he is improving.

There are no specific interactions between alcohol (including wine) and the Zpack.

Generally, I recommend limiting to one (maximum two) glasses of wine when taking the antibiotic due to the fact that you are ill.

Alcohol can impair good sleep and may slow the healing process.

The current recommendations for women and healthy alcohol intake is one alcoholic drink per day.

Please feel free to ask any follow up questions,

Dr Abby

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