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can I drink alcohol while taking bactrim

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Alcohol while taking: Although modest alcohol use doesn't reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics, it can reduce your energy and delay how quickly you recover from ill ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
25 years experience Pain Management
No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You risk a severe reaction to alcohol while on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would hold off.: Using Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Alcohol together may cause rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting & warm / red skin. These would ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
You can: You can, but it is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while you are taking medications.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
50 hours: The half-life of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is about 10 hours. A drug should be completely out of your system after 5 half-lives; th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sulfa and ETOH: This should not be a major issue. You can drink moderately without fear of interaction.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Any time: There is no alcohol restriction while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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