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Can You Drink Alcohol With Bactrim
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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.
Depends on…: The antibiotic: some like Flagyl (metronidazole) can interact with alcohol & cause marked nausea & vomiting. Bactrim alone can cause nausea/vomiting even without alcohol. No drug interactions r listed for bactrim, amoxicillin, & alcohol, but it's never a good idea to mix alcohol with meds. Bactrim & alcohol both affect the liver. Best to wait until you've finished antibiotics before drinking. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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