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Doctor insights on: Bactrim Alcohol Interaction

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Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim ?

Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim ?

Would hold off.: Using Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Alcohol together may cause rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting & warm / red skin. These would be unpleasant side effects. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more


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When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished. ...Read more

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I took my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic a little over 24 hours ago. Can I have some alcohol?

I took my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic a little over 24 hours ago. Can I have some alcohol?

Antibiotics/ETOH: Those taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should'nt drink alcohol during treatment. This includes alcoholic beverages, cough meds and mouthwash containing alcohol because alcohol can intensify the negative side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). If you are off the meds for a day it should be ok. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

You can: You can, but it is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while you are taking medications. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all alcohol even mouthwash with alcohol. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) interferes with the liver breaking down alcohol. Not a good thing to do. ...Read more

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Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Sinus infection: If you are on an antibiotic for a sinus infection, perhaps refraining from alcohol isn't a bad idea. ...Read more

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How long after taking my last Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is it safe to drink alcohol? How long after last dose does it stay in your system?

How long after taking my last Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is it safe to drink alcohol? How long after last dose does it stay in your system?

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; therefore, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be out of your system within 50 hours or just over a day. Alcohol can interact with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cause some unpleasant side effects such including: fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotics?

Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick.

http://www.upmchealthplan.com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions.html. ...Read more

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Switching antibiotics from bactrim to Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin). Bactrim stopped last night/taken for 5 days. Is it ok to start cipro (ciprofloxacin) today or are there any interactions?

Switching antibiotics from bactrim to Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin). Bactrim stopped last night/taken for 5 days. Is it ok to start cipro (ciprofloxacin) today or are there any interactions?

It is ok: You didn't say what you were taking the antibiotics for- I am assuming urinary tract infection? Also, I am assuming a medical provider told you to switch and start cipro (ciprofloxacin). If so - there are no significant interactions (as long as you're not allergic). ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp  wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has  vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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Why is there an interaction between Coumadin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Why is there an interaction between Coumadin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Increases free drug: Much of Coumadin is bound to protein. Many drugs, including bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) dislodge it from protein and increase the free (active) drug in the circulation. This usually results in a sharp spike in the inr and can lead to bleeding. If you must take batrim, you may need to skip a dose or two of coumadin. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a negative interaction between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and coumadin?

Is there a negative interaction between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and coumadin?

Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds increases effects of Coumadin by decreasing metabolism, by plasma protein binding competiton, and through hepatic enzyme cyp2c9/10 metabolism.
Significant interaction possible.Monitor closely. Use alternatives if available. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Are there any interactions between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Most important thing: you must know when taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is that it can form crystals in your kidneys if you don't hydrate enough. So taking larges amount of filtered water to protect your kidneys is paramount. Olive leaf extract which is the heart of the mediterranean diet should not pose a problem, but it's always good to take your supplements separately from your medications in general. You can take UR supplements. ...Read more

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What are bactrim/septra best used for?

What are bactrim/septra best used for?

See below: They are sulfa based drugs often used to treat urinary tract infections. They are also used to treat MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

No problem: Contrary to popular beliefs, there usually is no problem drinking alcohol (in moderation) while taking antibiotics, including Bactrim. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Safe: Drugs.com drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Nexplanon (etonogestrel). ...Read more

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How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

Bactrim: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or Bactrim should be an effective drug for dysentry. Hopefully your doctor obtained a stool culture which gives the name of the infecting organism, and the sensitivities of the germ. Armed with that information in hand, the best therapy can be prescribed. About 10% of people have side effects from Bactrim - if that's you- call the doc back for new recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?

I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?

Good question: Your question should be, what is more important , your health or your need to smoke. This symptom of nausea is a wake up call TO STOP SMOKING forever and continue to take the Bactrim to rid yourself of the infection. I know it can be hard to stop smoking, but as is said the journey of a long life starts with the first step and that step is to stop smoking to avoid cancer & lung disease. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Interaction: Your physician or pharmacist can answer your question. I think it's ok to take peptobismol as long as you wait an hour or two after taking the bactrim. Bear in mind that peptobismol often causes the stool to be black. ...Read more

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Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim ?

Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim ?

Sounds ok: If a normal person has taken acetaminophen (Tylenol) in the past without getting side effects, and has taken Bactrim in the past without getting side effects, then she should be able to take them together without problem. The two drugs don't create a problem together. However, some people eventually get allergic to Bactrim, so one should call her doctor if a reddish rash develops after Bactrim. ...Read more

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Can you still feel tired and no energy a few days after stopping Bactrim DS?

Probably not bactrim: Bactrim is not a likely cause of such symptoms, and therefore no surprise stopping it hasn't made any difference. Work with your doctor about other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i take one bactrim, how long before i can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

If i take one bactrim, how long before i can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more