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Can You Drink On Bactrim Ds
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. ...Read more
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and diamox. Both can contribute to kidney stone formation. If I drink a gallon of water or more a day will this reduce the risk?
Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not associated with increased stone risk like older sulfa drugs. Diamox, yes as it lowers urinary citrate, an inhibitor of calcium stone formation. Regardless of composition of urinary stones, the best and most effective preventive measure is increased fluid intake with the goal of making 2.0-2.5 l (~65-85 oz) urine/24 hrs. How much to drink to achieve that goal depends on many factors. ...Read more
Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink alcoholic tonight if I took only 1 dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) this morning?
OK to mix them: Like many people, you apparently assume that for some reason antibiotics and alcohol cannot be taken together. It isn't true: almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol. Of course heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection. However, moderate alcohol intake is fine with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and almost all other antibiotics. You could even use wine or beer to swallow the medicine. ...Read more
What if youv been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 6 days and you only have 4 days left, there 12 hours apart, if I skip taking one tonight an drink will I get sick?
What happens if you forget you are taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and you drink wine at dinner?
Not recommended: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should not be mixed with alcohol. Although alcohol doesn't reduce the effectiveness of the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), it can reduce your energy and delay recovery and healing. Take care and avoid alcohol until you finish your medication. ...Read more
The pharmacist told me I could drink in moderation with the generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I did that two nights ago. Could it cause any harmful effects now?
I have an UTI and I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Is it ok for me to drink two beers?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I just finished a 3 day regimen of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). My anniversary dinner is in about 52 hours. Is that enough time passed to safely drink a glass of wine?
Yes: Should be fine! Happy anniversary!Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Broke out w/blisters all over lips-tongue-roof of mouth 24 hrs after Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) po for leg rash. PAINFUL! What can I take? Even painful drinking water
A trip to the ER: Blisters forming on mucous membranes (such as the inside of your mouth and lips) and/or elsewhere on your body could be signs of a serious reaction to a medication such as your antibiotic. Please look up Stevens - Johnson Syndrome for one example of many possible types of reactions. I recommend an urgent evaluation, preferably in the Emergency Department. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 wishes ...Read more
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?
Yes..: Yes, you may... Just make sure this is done under your doctor's advise. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
I took bactrim Ds at 4 o'clock yesterday my next dose is for the morning. Can I still have an anaphylxis reaction? Or am I good? Just make me parniod cause I know a lot of people are allergic to sulfa. What is the time frame for that to happen?
Possible, very rare:
It's still possible to have an anaphylactic reaction but it's less likely since you tolerated the first dose.
About 3% of people are allergic to sulfa drugs but most of the reactions are rashes. Anaphylactic reactions to sulfa are very rare, occurring only in one out of tens of thousands of people, so no need to be particularly worried about that.
Be aware of this info:
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No: These are sustained release tablets and should be swallowed intact. ...Read more