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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim antibiotics?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim antibiotics?

Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick. http://www.upmchealthplan.com/newsletters/expanded_druginteractions.html. ...Read more

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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


Dr. Willam Lau
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Can you drink alcohol while taking bactrim?

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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro?

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

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Dr. Caroline Capitano
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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim?

Dr. Caroline Capitano
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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim?

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 interferes with the liver breaking down alcohol. Not a good thing to do. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Joel Gallant
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We can you drink alcohol when you take your last bactrim ds?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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We can you drink alcohol when you take your last bactrim ds?

Any time: There is no alcohol restriction while taking bactrim. ...Read more

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Dr. Pacita David
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Dr. Georgia Latham
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How long after taking my last Bactrim is it safe to drink alcohol? How long after last dose does it stay in your system?

Dr. Georgia Latham
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How long after taking my last Bactrim is it safe to drink alcohol? How long after last dose does it stay in your system?

50 hours: The half-life of Bactrim is about 10 hours. A drug should be completely out of your system after 5 half-lives; therefore, Bactrim should be out of your system within 50 hours or just over a day. Alcohol can interact with Bactrim 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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Can i drink alcohol while taking bactrim for uti?

Dr. Martin Raff
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UTI: Yes, drinking alcohol should not affect the therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Can i drink alcohol lightly-moderately while on bactrim for acne?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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Yes: No problem (though Bactrim is an unusual drug for acne). ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I was prescribed Bactrim DS for acne which I started taking a few days ago. Can I still drink alcohol? There are a lot of conflicting answers.

Dr. Martin Raff
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I was prescribed Bactrim 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. ...Read more

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Bactrim (Definition)

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


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