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Q: Doxycycline and Red Wine ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Doxycycline and Red Wine
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: davidbre-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 01 Jun 2006 16:46 PDT
Expires: 01 Jul 2006 16:46 PDT
Question ID: 734564
I've received a Doxycycl HYC perscription to treat Lyme Disease. I've
been drinking 2-3 glasses red wine with dinner daily for 2 years.
Question: I've stopped drinking wine since the drug was perscribed,
but I've heard my liver may be in a high-metabolize mode and may
metabolize the Doxycycline too quickly. Is there a period of time I
should wait before beginning the Doxy treatment? Why or why not?
Subject: Re: Doxycycline and Red Wine
Answered By: sublime1-ga on 01 Jun 2006 17:41 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

This page from Jackson Gastroenterology notes:

"There are no interactions with alcohol, but combining doxycycline
 and alcohol should be avoided if you have active liver disease."

More to the point of your question, this page from Life Extension
Drugs notes:

"Alcoholics may have reduced blood levels of doxycycline. This is
 because in this group of people alcohol stimulates the liver to
 metabolise the doxycycline. Alcohol has not been found to have
 this effect in people who drink moderately."

2-3 glasses of wine with a meal falls within the definition of
moderate drinking, according to this article from the SelfHelp
Magazine website:

Additionally, the ease with which you discontinued your daily
consumption suggests that you have not been consuming alcohol
to the point where your liver has suffered and is functioning


Additional information may be found from an exploration of
the links resulting from the Google searches outlined below.

Searches done, via Google:

Doxycycline OR "Doxycycl HYC" alcohol

moderate drinking
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