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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Trimethoprim (Definition)

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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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I took my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic a little over 24 hours ago. Can I have some alcohol?

I took my last bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic a little over 24 hours ago. Can I have some alcohol?

Antibiotics/ETOH: Those taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should'nt drink alcohol during treatment. This includes alcoholic beverages, cough meds and mouthwash containing alcohol because alcohol can intensify the negative side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). If you are off the meds for a day it should be ok. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

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 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

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Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Sinus infection: If you are on an antibiotic for a sinus infection, perhaps refraining from alcohol isn't a bad idea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotics?

Unwise:: Very likely to make you sick.

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Incise and drain: Hi. The cardinal treatment for an abscess is incision and drainage. Antibiotics play a role AFTER incision and drainage. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, among others, could be used, but without first incising and draining the abscess, they won't work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is safe to take sulfameth trimethoprim 800?

Yes, if no allergies: It is safe as long as you are not allergic to meds that contain sulfa. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink after taking sulfameth/trimethoprim?

No need to wait: Alcohol in moderation doesn't interfere with sulfa/trimethoprim. Same for almost all antibiotics. Large amounts of alchohol interfere with the immune system fighting infection, so don't overdo it. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more

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Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for? Can it be used for cold or congestion

Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for? Can it be used for cold or congestion

No: Tmp/smx or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a medication commonly used for skin or lung infections. Cold-like symptoms such as cough, congestion are more likely viral and will not respond to an antibiotic. Try using an antihistamine and decongestants to overcome your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim be used along with cystex which I have used for 1 day hurt me.?

Yes, . ..: Known to us, Cystex is urinary lining soothing agent containing methenamine, sodium salicylate, & benzoic acid, and sulfamethoxzole/trimethoprim is a common effective antibiotic for uncompleted UTI with its effectiveness up to 75-85%. So, you may use it and see. More on UTI? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. ...Read more

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Ibruprofen 200mg 5 hpurs ago, napxon 15 minutes ago, and sulfameth/trimethoprim 45 minutes ago. Will I be okay?

You're gonna be OK: Hi. You didn't state the naproxen or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole doses, but assuming the routine, you're fine. Cheers! ...Read more

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What infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 treat?

What infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 treat?

Treatment: It is often used to treat MRSA as well as utis, and ear infections. ...Read more

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Is it okay to breastfeed while taking sulfameth/ trimethoprim?

Is it okay to breastfeed while taking sulfameth/ trimethoprim?

Depends: We generally avoid using any using sulfa containing antibiotics in infants under 2 months due to an issue that can elevate jaundice. However, maternal use during lactation is usually okay. A little makes it into the milk, and if the baby were a premi, have jaundice, or have other health issues, I would avoid it in the first few months. ...Read more

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Will my pill (cerazette) still work if I'm taking trimethoprim for my cystitis at the same time?

Pill: Should not be an issue.
Stop by the pharmacy and the pharrnacist will walk you through your concerns.
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What are the manifestations of an overdose of trimethoprim?

What are the manifestations of an overdose of trimethoprim?

Blood in the urine: Symptoms of overdose may include blood in urine; confusion; depression; dizziness; drowsiness; fever, chills, or sore throat; loss of consciousness; severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; severe or persistent headache or loss of appetite; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...Read more

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Are there any bad effect of smoking while on trimethoprim?

Are there any bad effect of smoking while on trimethoprim?

There are ALWAYS bad: Effects from smoking, whether on a sulfa antibiotic or not. However, smoking specifically reduces blood flow to many organs and has bad effects on our immune system, making it harder to fight infection. It also may have interactions with many drugs, including some antibiotics. In addition to treating your current infection, best thing you can do for your health is quit smoking now. There is help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trimethoprim overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Trimethoprim overdose?

Trimethoprim OD: Trimethoprim overdose can "cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, or depression." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/trimethoprim. Html ...Read more

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Can I drink while being on sulfamethoxaloze trimethoprim? Any repercussions if I have a couple of drinks?

Drink: Avoid drinks with this as this can give you a Disulfuram like reactions ie flushing, nausea, vomiting and sweating. ...Read more

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I take trimethoprim for two days still pain in the sides of back radiate to upper tommy more to the right side if walk I don't feel pain only sits?

I take trimethoprim for two days still pain in the sides of back radiate to upper tommy more to the right side if walk I don't feel pain only sits?

Get checked: Persistent stomach/abdominal pain is a medical emergency. See your local emergency room doctor to give a complete history and physical. It is unclear why you are on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and that may not be working for your infection if it is related to your back pain.

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