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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Alcohol/Bactrim: It is a dangerous combination, not just with alcohol but also with cough medicines & mouthwashes containing alcohol. Alcohol can intensify the negative side-effects of septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) causing headaches, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath & rapid heart beats, with vomiting leading to dehydration & loss of the antibiotic effect due to missed dose. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication. Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

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

Dr. Willam Lau Dr. Lau
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Can you drink alcohol while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Dr. Willam Lau Dr. 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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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotics?

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

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with microbid and Flagyl

Yes but: If you have an infection your system is already stressed out, is best to not drink while taking. It is also rare but possible to have liver problem with this antibiotic, so again, better not to. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more

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Effects caused by alcohol and Flagyl mixing?

Feel sick: You may feel horrible, and you may vomit. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin)?

When checking this: On a drug interaction checker, it indicated that there can be minor, clinically insignificant but unspecified interactions. Should be fine but don't drink to excess. ...Read more

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Took bar of xanax, (alprazolam) 35 mg hydro, 3 adderalls and drank alcohol. Will i be okay?

Took bar of xanax, (alprazolam) 35 mg hydro, 3 adderalls and drank alcohol. Will i be okay?

Russian Roulette: You are not ok if you engage in this type of behavior. You are old enough to have heard that mixing alcohol with other CNS drugs is dangerous and that mixing uppers and downers is bad. Although there may not be a reaction this time, eventually there will be...And it will be bad. ...Read more

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Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Not a good idea: Mixing alcohol with any medication is not a good idea. Alcohol lowers immune function which is what the antibiotic is trying to bolster. ...Read more

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Can i drink one alcoholic drink while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics? It's only one alcoholic drink through all of the process of taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics.

Can i drink one alcoholic drink while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics? It's only one alcoholic drink through all of the process of taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics.

A : A single drink per day should not interfere significantly with your antibiotic. You raise a good point. Patients should always discuss their alcohol use with their physician and/or pharmacist upon starting new medications. Alcohol, certain fruit juices, over the counter supplements, and naturopathic medications can all potentially interact or cause side effects with certain prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on keflex?

Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorption of the antibiotic and therefore decrease its efficacy. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking Keflex but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in check while your body's defenses can fight it off. Alcohol supresses your body's defenses- so therefore the healing is slowed and you may not acheive total eradication of the bug! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when taking keflex?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Keflex are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

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If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

Neither: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid drinking too much. Also, an infected person doesn't need any additional, voluntary toxins in the body. However, alcohol does not have a direct relationship to how many Keflex capsules one needs to take. That would just depend on how well the infection is clearing up, and on the doctor's orders. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cancel effectiveness of cephalexin?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking Keflex but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. The alcohol will not interfere with the antibacterial effectiveness of the cephalexin. ...Read more

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Can i consume alcohol the day after i'm done taking cephalexin?

Depends.....: On what you are taking the antibiotic for; in general, alcohol and Cephalexin have no interactions to worry about. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Shouldn't: All antibiotics in the "beta-lactam" group that includes pennicillin, amoxicillin, Ampicillin and the cephlosporins like Cephalexin are excreted(peed out) more rapidly after alcohol-thus lessening their effective time in your body. ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restrictions based on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication. Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Is it dangerous to drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking keflex/cephalexin but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after I stoped take cephalexin 500mg for 1 day ? Thanks..

Can I drink alcohol after I stoped take  cephalexin 500mg for 1 day ? Thanks..

Probably: Cephalexin is not typically one of the antibiotics that we see a bad reaction with when taken in conjunction with alcohol ingestion. You will probably be ok but as always, drink in moderation no matter what you're taking. The only thing I can think of to be careful of is if the Cephalexin gives you a side effect of feeling dizzy, alcohol may exacerbate this. ...Read more

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How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

How many days it is safe to drink alcohol after taking the last dosage of, "Cephalexin"?

Be safe-48hours: After the full course-48 hours should be fine. In Moderation of course, do not drink too much, be safe. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if im taking my last pill of cephalexin at friday 8 am and im going to be drinking at saturday 9 pm?

Can I  drink alcohol if im taking my last pill of cephalexin at friday 8 am and im going to be drinking at saturday 9 pm?

Yes: Social drinking does not interfere with this med on day one or any other day you take it. Your question is a good one as there are some meds that you can get quite sick if you drink while taking them. ...Read more

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