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Bactrim Ds Alcohol
I was prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS for acne which I started taking a few days ago. Can I still drink alcohol? There are a lot of conflicting answers.
Sulfa and ETOH: This should not be a major issue. You can drink moderately without fear of interaction.
Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished.
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.
You can: You can, but it is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while you are taking medications.
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.
Just took last dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 1hour ago, I know it's never recommended to drink alcohol, but honestly, will I get sick if I drink later tonight?
Alcohol and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Please refer to Dr. Georgia Latham's response.
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.
UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy.
Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick. Http://www. Upmchealthplan. Com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions. Html.
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.
I have had to take Bactrim DS for a week and I have heard you can easily get Steven-Johnson Syndrome after taking it. How likely is that to occur?
Very rarely: This can happen but not "easily". As a guess, under one person in 10, 000 to 100, 000 people treated with bactrim get S-J syndrome.
I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and I'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes..: Yes, you may... Just make sure this is done under your doctor's advise.
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Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty
Yes,: However, there are still chances of developing allergic reaction later, but would be small and mild as time goes by. Regarding improvement, it depends on site, size, general condition, drugs used, etc, in general, if no improvement after few days, the management plan should be revisited, best wishesSee 1 more doctor answer
2 classes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of 2 drugs, trimetoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The first is a pyrimidine derivative and the second is a sulfonamide (sulfa). Ds stands for double strength as opposed to ss, single strength. The difference is in the dosage.See 1 more doctor answer
Need more informatio: Antibiotics are selected by doctors to cover infections caused by specific bacteria. When looking for alternative medications, you must know what bacteria you are treating.