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Can You Drink Alcohol While On Antibiotics For Uti
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.
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, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more
I've had frequent uti's and whenever I drink alcohol, I notice my bladder starts to hurt for a while as it would during a uti. What's that about?
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. Avoid those irritants and drink more water. Taking in more water can reduce bladder infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a UTI. I am female. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol/ale while on Nitrofurantoin? It's been 4 days since I started the prescription.
Nitrofurantoin is used to treat Urinary tract infections.
Both Nitrofurantoin and Alcohol may cause Headache, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tiredness.
Let the Wise Woman within you ask:
• If you have above symptoms and decide if you want to use alcohol
• If you have depression, anxiety, blackouts, DUI
• Need to see Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, or Dependence ; Therapy
• AA Meetings ...Read more
Uti bacteria present, but no symptoms. Prescribed nitrofurantoin. Is it ok to drink alcohol? Dr said okay, or I can begin pills after weekend away.
Can I drink a few drinks that contain alcohol with low sugar while being on UTI antibiotic? I have a big event I am going to and I won't over due it.
I am on CiproBay and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for a UTI, is it possible to drink alcohol whilst on these antibiotics?
Yes, in moderation: Alcohol will not interfere with ciprofloxacin (CiproBay) or phenazopyridine (Pyridium) and will not increase side effects. Don't drink to excess; heavy alcohol interferes with immune system fighting infection. FYI, phenazopyridine isn't an antibiotic, but a urinary anesthetic that helps reduce symptoms; OK to stop when painful urination and urgency gone, usually 1-2 days. But take all the cipro. ...Read more
Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since an antibiotic is usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more
When finished: You should not drink with most medications. So when you finish your prescription. ...Read more
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more