Some medicos tell me that I ought not to take alcohol with antibiotics because the alcohol will stop the antibiotics from working. Others tell me that I ought not to take alcohol with antibiotics because interactions will make me sick. Others tell me to stop asking stupid questions, and do what it says in the prescribing notes.
What’s the straight dope?
And while we are in the area, when it says that a drug ought to be taken with food, what amount and sort of food is called for? Starchy? Fatty? Bulky? Solid? Would a glass of milk be okay? 250 grammes of dark chocolate? A cup of plain boiled rice? A chunk of hard cheese? A few stalks of celery? Half a litre of water?