Q. How long after taking last pill of Terbinafine can I drink alcohol?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Hello doctor,

I have been taking Terbinafine for the last three months for my nail fungus. I just want to make sure that it is safe for me to drink alcohol now that I am off the pill. I plan on drinking a whole week (seven days) after I take my last pill. Will I be fine? How long after taking my last pill of Terbinafine can I drink alcohol? I took my last pill this three days back.

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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

MBBS., MD, GENERAL MEDICINE ., DM, CARDIOLOGY(SENIOR RESIDENT
Cardiology General Medicine Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Actually, small traces of Terbinafine will stay in blood for few weeks. However, its initial half-life is 36 hours, after a week period, the level is significantly at a lower level. So you may safely drink alcohol. However, it is better to keep it at a moderate level as liver must be recovering from slightest injury if any. So you may have it but have it in moderation for three to four weeks.

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