Doxycycline and Red Wine
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Asked by: davidbre-ga
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01 Jun 2006 16:46 PDT
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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?
Re: Doxycycline and Red Wine
Answered By: sublime1-ga on 01 Jun 2006 17:41 PDT
david... 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." http://www.gicare.com/pated/doxycycline.htm 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." http://www.life-extension-drugs.com/doxycycline.html 2-3 glasses of wine with a meal falls within the definition of moderate drinking, according to this article from the SelfHelp Magazine website: http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/articles/atd/moderate.html 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 abnormally. sublime1-ga 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 ://www.google.com/search?q=Doxycycline+OR+%22Doxycycl+HYC%22+alcohol moderate drinking ://www.google.com/search?q=moderate+drinking
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