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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics for uti

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 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
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Bladder irritation: Seems like your have bladder irritation (Interstitial cystitis). Alcohol, caffeine, artificial colors, sweeteners are know bladder irritants. In your ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Avoid: Alcohol can be dehydration. When having an UTI you want to stay hydrated with water.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Alcohol and meds: Many antibiotics lose their effectiveness in the setting of alcohol while others can interact with the alcohol and make you sick. It is usually recom... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not a good idea: Consuming alcohol whilst taking antibiotics will not kill you, but alcohol can neutralize the antibiotics thus making them less effective. Also alcoho... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
1-2 drinks..: 1-2 drinks of alcohol separately from time of taking the medicine should not affect the effectiveness of the medication/or cause problems, but be sens... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, in moderation: Alcohol will not interfere with ciprofloxacin (CiproBay) or phenazopyridine (Pyridium) and will not increase side effects. Don't drink to excess; heav... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 60 years experience
NO: Alcohol is not known to cause UTI. CHEERS !