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Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Can you smoke marijuana while on antibiotics?

Asked by Lothloriengaladriel (1542 points ) May 1st, 2009 from iPhone

Just curious..
Does it effect the antibiotics like alcohol would?

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AstroChuck's avatar

Not legally.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

You dont have the swine flu, do you?

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Yes, I’m sorry.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

I would smoke my brains out.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

https://wsprod.colostate.edu/cwis195/askpat/viewquest.cfm?qid=3583

Marijuana use is not recommended while on antibiotics. Marijuana use with antibiotics can interfere with the absorption and metabolism of the antibiotics in the gastrontestinal tract by affecting the enzymes needed to absorb the antibiotics. It can slow down the amount of time it takes for the meds to begin working to fight infection. Marijuana use can also slow down the healing process of th body, so a longer time to recover may occur. THC is fat soluble so it gets absorbed by white blood cells which are the ones used to kill bad bacteria by eating it. So when THC is absorbed, the white blood cells can’t function properly. So recovery is slowed.

J0E's avatar

No, it’s illegal.

Cheebs's avatar

Antibiotics only work for bacteria, which can cause infections. The swine flu (or H1N1) is caused by a Virus, which antibiotics will not help with.

Triiiple's avatar

Its not Swine

SpatzieLover's avatar

Maybe you meant antiviral meds? if you have the flu, that is

casheroo's avatar

I have in the past. Usually because I have a UTI and it dulls the pain.

Triiiple's avatar

its antibiotics for Staph, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 2 times a day.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Yes. I have many times and lived to tell the tale.

TROLL's avatar

Smoke the anti biotics too.

AstroChuck's avatar

And get of my Auntie Biotics!

Gaz0140's avatar

Normally i wud smoke my balls off wen im sick, But i wana get better so ppl dnt smoke wen on anti-boitics its simple. no point taking dem if ur going slow it down by smoking weed den da course doesnt work.

420girl's avatar

So does this mean ill live if i smoke and take flu medicine??....

crussell's avatar

I was once on some strong antibiotics, I forgot the name now, and I had smoked some skunk.. It wasn’t a good mix at all. I started hallucinating and I had no control on my body.
Before you take the pills, make sure to find out how strong your dosage is and really consider if it’s worth that high.

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