If you've ever had a bacterial infection, then it's likely you've been prescribed antibiotics

But you've got big plans, a party at the weekend and drinks with work colleagues - so can you still booze while on the medication?

Meaning that being prescribed the medication might seem like an inconvenience

It's unlikely that drinking alcohol in moderation will cause problems if you're taking the most common antibiotics

But it says overall, it's a "good idea to avoid drinking alcohol when taking medicine or feeling unwell"

You should avoid drinking for 48 hours after you stop taking metronidazole and 72 hours after you stop taking tinidazole

Drinking alcohol while taking co-trimoxazole can occasionally cause a similar reaction to that of metronidazole

There is some evidence of a minor interaction with alcohol, which may slightly reduce or delay the effect of erythromycin