The symptoms of serious diseases in which doctors usually prescribe antibiotics that are unpleasant in themselves. But for beer lovers there is also an additional challenge – the need for a waiver of the beverage at the time of treatment.
Some patients without complaint accept the ban physicians. Others start to figure out what is the maximum dose of alcohol allowed in the case of antibiotics. The logic of such people can understand: beer – low-alcohol drink, and once his mug, seemingly, must not damage health. To understand the compatibility of antibiotics and beer, consider how they affect the liver and other organs.
Attention! There are contraindications, consult your doctor.
Reaction to beer and antibiotics
100 ml of beer contains on average from 3 to 6 ml of ethanol (in the strong varieties, 8-10 ml). Accordingly, in a half-liter bottle of beer – from 15 to 30 ml of ethanol, and if beer is strong – and up to 50 ml. This amount of alcohol equivalent to a glass of vodka.
For the body ethanol even in small quantities is a poison. He burns the intestinal mucosa, causes spasms of blood vessels, causing pressure surges occur. For disposal of ethyl alcohol the liver is responsible. Under the action of enzymes, the alcohol is first converted to a highly toxic substance, acetaldehyde and then into vinegar.
If a person is healthy, drinking quality beer in reasonable quantities and not every day, the liver copes with ethyl alcohol and contained in a good beer vitamins even beneficial. But if a person is sick and has to take medicine, the picture changes.
Modern antibiotics are potent substances that kill not only pathogens but also useful microflora of intestines. Of those meds is a serious burden to the liver and kidneys. After a course of antibiotics, physicians usually prescribe drugs that help restore normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. The body treats as toxins, antibiotics, their neutralization occurs in the liver.
Ethanol is a universal solvent. If you drink beer after antibiotics, these two toxic substances will immediately enter into a chemical reaction, and contained in beer the carbon dioxide will accelerate the absorption of the mixture into the blood. Ethanol in combination with antibiotics can seriously burn the stomach lining, cause inflammation, and even erosion.
In addition, ethanol weakens the beneficial effect of the medication. It turns out that the prescribed dose of the drug simply does not work and you cannot increase it due to the toxicity of drugs. As a result, the healing process is slowed, and intestinal microflora are killed in vain. The beneficial effect of the drug is reduced to zero, and the harm of side effects remains the same.
Pathogenic microorganisms that are surviving due to the fact that the action of the medicine was weakened, not destroyed, and adapt to it. The doctor does not remain anything else how to pick up for the patient an even stronger antibiotic.
Once in the liver, ethanol inhibits the production of enzymes that break down antibiotics and neutralizing their toxic effect. Antibiotics also slow down the action of alcohol dehydrogenase, the enzyme which catalyzes the cleavage reaction of acetaldehyde. Because of this, acetaldehyde builds up in the liver, contributing to a serious and prolonged alcohol poisoning organism. The patient start suffering headaches, nausea, vomiting, sweating, disturbed cardiac rhythm, decrease blood pressure, may appear hallucinations.
Antibiotics, when taken which is expressly prohibited consumption of beer
Not all antibiotics are equally valid in combination with beer. Usually in the instructions to the drug whether with his admission to drinking alcohol and the consequences of such act. For example, the result of drinking beer while taking the antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of purulent wounds, often becomes gangrene. Some drugs are mixed with beer, can provoke an Allergy attack, a heart attack or stroke.
Scientists have found that the most serious consequences (including death), causes the beer drinking when taking the following antibiotics:
- levomicetinom group;
- nitroimidazole group;
- macrolide group;
- lincosamides group;
- tetracycline group;
- aminoglycoside group;
- tsefalosporinovoy group;
- anti-tuberculosis drugs.
As a rule, in the instructions to the drug indicated for some time after its reception it is necessary to refuse from alcohol. Usually this period ranges from one to ten days. Further recommendations of the attending physician will help to better define the duration of a period of total abstinence from all alcohol (including non-alcoholic beer).
The combination of antibiotics with non-alcoholic beer
Nonalcoholic beer a small amount of ethanol is still there. The strength of this beverage can be from 0.5 to 2 degrees. In the bottle of non-alcoholic beer, depending on the fortress contains from 2.5 to 10 ml of ethanol.
As a result of chemical reactions formed the so-called endogenous alcohol: 0.1 ml per 1 kg of body weight. The content of endogenous alcohol in the body of a man who weighs 60 kg to 6 ml. Only one bottle of non-alcoholic beer increases the natural alcoholic background on 50-150%. So drink non-alcoholic beer after the antibiotics listed in the previous section, it is impossible.
But there are several drugs, the combination of which with non-alcoholic beer is less dangerous:
- the antibiotic penicillin;
- the antifungal drugs.
There are only two reasons for a patient, knowing how dangerous the combination of antibiotic and beer, can dare to violate the ban.
1. In company with friends. Indeed, it is difficult to resist and not to taste a seductive bubbly amber drink with friends. In such cases it is necessary to remember that health is easy to lose, but to restore it difficult. Willpower and common sense are the best protection from rash acts.
2. Really want a beer. I want so much that the patient is willing to forego all inhibitions and take a risk to health. Perhaps the reason for this desire is the first stage of alcohol beer. If the desire to go with beer insurmountable, it makes sense to consult with your doctor and with the doctor-narcologist. The sooner you start the treatment of alcoholism, the greater the effect it will give.