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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics for uti

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No interference: Alcohol in moderation rarely interferes with any antibiotic, and won't have any effect on nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®). Don't overdo it, but otherwise n... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Contrary to common beliefs, alcohol does not significantly interfere with any antibiotics. Don't get tanked, but moderate alcohol intake is not likely... Read More
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
not a good idea to take alcohol withmeds- due to inactivation/ interferenceetc. Besides you should not take alcohol if you have a uti- as it is a urin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Bladder irritant: Alcohol is a bladder irritant for some people so when they drink it the bladder hurts. Other bladder irritants include caffeine, acidic foods and pop.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
UTI: Yes you can drink alcohol while being treated with Macrobid for uti.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Avoid: Alcohol can be dehydration. When having an UTI you want to stay hydrated with water.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Alcohol Abuse: Nitrofurantoin is used to treat Urinary tract infections. Both Nitrofurantoin and Alcohol may cause Headache, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tiredness. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
It is ok: It is ok but drink in moderation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Urban myth: Alcohol has no effect on antibiotics or how well they work. That's an urban myth. Don't worry about it. (Don't get totally tanked, otherwise no worri... Read More
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