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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

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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Dr. Austina Cho
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Septra (Definition)

Septra is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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What are bactrim/septra best used for?

What are bactrim/septra best used for?

See below: They are sulfa based drugs often used to treat urinary tract infections. They are also used to treat MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Can i take phenazopyrid with septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

DrugDrug interaction: Always tell your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist everything you take, whether prescription or otc. Include herbs & dietary supplements, too. Several drug-drug interaction checkers are available online. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. Latter says safe to take together: http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1835-0, 2128-1385. In fact, such a combo pill exists! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenazopyrid with a septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

DrugDrug interaction: Always tell your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist everything you take, whether prescription or otc. Include herbs & dietary supplements, too. Several drug-drug interaction checkers are available online. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. Latter says safe to take together: http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1835-0, 2128-1385. In fact, such a combo pill exists! ...Read more

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What are side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

What are side effects of  septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sensitivity to sunlight, fever, cough, rash, rarely fatigue & pain & swelling of eyes. ...Read more

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Can i take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while taking suboxen?

Yes: There is no interaction between sulfa medications and buprenorphine. However, it is in your best interest to make sure that anyone prescribing to you knows all the medication your are on. Also, get all your medication from one pharmacy, or make sure that other pharmacies know what meds you are on. They all have computerized drug-interaction checkers now, and will generally flag any problem meds. ...Read more