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can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics for uti

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Yes you can drink alcohol while being treated with Macrobid for uti.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid: Alcohol can be dehydration. When having an UTI you want to stay hydrated with water.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Abuse: Nitrofurantoin is used to treat Urinary tract infections. Both Nitrofurantoin and Alcohol may cause Headache, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tiredness. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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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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
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