Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Keeping You Healthy AND High Since 2008

Is it safe to drink if you are on antibiotics?
"Any interaction of alcohol with virtually all antibiotics is nonexistent, or so small as to be irrelevant. Metronidazole, an antibiotic used for a variety of infections, is the exception to this rule. When mixed with even small amounts of booze, it causes vomiting."
The Times looks at that and some other medical "myths" (and offers a quick dismissal of the "one must finish the prescribed dose of antibiotics" theory).

Very reassuring. Now I hope they publish the DIY vasectomy article soon.

3 comments:

lekhni said...

A healthy diet causes "only" a 10% reduction in (bad) cholesterol? I guess the effect of a healthy diet in preventing cholesterol is beside the point?

km said...

The article is written by an MD who offers no references (or even links) that can back his explanations. Trust your MD implicitly is the message. Ironical, isn't it, given the tone of the article?

lekhni said...

I would never trust any MD who said "trust your MD". I prefer the ones who debate research findings with me.