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Can You Drink On Bactrim Ds
Nope: Drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics could possibly make the antibiotics less effective. Thus, your infection may not be treated properly and could last longer or even get worse. It's best to just avoid alcohol while you're on antibiotics just to be on the safe side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There does not appear to be a contraindication which is related to this particular medication. Alcohol in the blood stream has some negative effects on white blood cell actions, and if you are being treated for infection, theoretically it is not a good idea to inhibit WBC activities (but this is probably inconsequential). ...Read more
Can swimming make a UTI worse even if you're on antibiotics? I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS.
Swimming is OK: Provided you feel OKGet a more detailed answer ›
I am on 1/2 a tablet of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds taken twice daily for prostatitus. Why do I need to avoid sun exposure when on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? How much is too much sun?
Photosensitvity: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic which makes you photosensitive and may cause rashes or a sunburn easily while on it. This can occur even with less than 30 minutes of sun exposure for some people. Wear sunscreen and sun protective clothing and stay out of the sun as much as possible while on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Can you take uristat while on the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS for a UTI?
Here are some...: Yes, you may use it but is usually not necessary since Bactrim-DS would take its effect within one to three days if bacteria is sensitive to it. Generally speaking, nowadays, the use of medication has been excessive and most of them are practically a necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for jeep riders infection. Can i take echinacea, and could it be of some benefit?
Yes and unlikely: The immune booster function of echinacea is questionable but the answer is yes ...Read more
Yes: One beer is probably okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: Alcohol does not affect the metabolism of penicillin. Some antibiotics may be highly metabolized by the liver and thus, there excretion may be prolonged in patients with liver disease. If your alcohol consumption is not excessive and you do not have liver disease, it is probably inconsequential that you are taking an antibiotic. ...Read more
No: These are sustained release tablets and should be swallowed intact. ...Read more
INTERESTING!: Never really thought about this one. I think that you have to read the pharmacy information with each antibiotic. There are some antibiotics that should not be mixed with dairy or grapefruit or should be taken before food or after food. Definitely runs the whole gambit. Would ask about specific antibiotics and the best is take as recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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