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I am on CiproBay and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for a UTI, is it possible to drink alcohol whilst on these antibiotics?

I am on CiproBay and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for a UTI, is it possible to drink alcohol whilst on these antibiotics?

Yes, in moderation: Alcohol will not interfere with ciprofloxacin (CiproBay) or phenazopyridine (Pyridium) and will not increase side effects. Don't drink to excess; heavy alcohol interferes with immune system fighting infection. FYI, phenazopyridine isn't an antibiotic, but a urinary anesthetic that helps reduce symptoms; OK to stop when painful urination and urgency gone, usually 1-2 days. But take all the cipro. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

Interaction effects: Use of alcohol while on citalopram is strongly discouraged. Several important effects to know about: short-term there is a risk of increased drowsiness and sedation, dizziness, difficulties with concentration, and impaired decision making. Second alcohol reduces effectiveness of citalopram, increasing risk of heightened depression or anxiety symptoms, and may interfere with treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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I am curious if alcoholic mouthwash can cause cancer , what happens when you drink alcohol?

I am curious if alcoholic mouthwash can cause cancer , what happens when you drink alcohol?

Don't worry: Alcohol consumption has been linked to oral cancer. Heavy drinking and smoking together will greatly increase the chances of oral cancer. Don't worry too much about using mouthwash. Even though there is alcohol in it you typically don't use enough to cause a problem. You can use an alcohol free mouthwash if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What happens when you drink alcohol with acetaminophen?

What happens when you drink alcohol with acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen+Alcoho: Taking Acetaminophen and drinking alcoholic beverages increases the liver toxicity of both products. It is therefore unadvisable to take Acetaminophen along with drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What happens when you drink alcohol if you have raynauds disease?

What happens when you drink alcohol if  you have raynauds disease?

Don't know: Most patients don't say that it hleps. I don't recommend it as there re better treatments, but since alcohol is a vasodilator it might help a little. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

What happens if you drink alcohol when taking amoxicillin?

Decrease efficacy: It may decrease the full potential of the antibiotic. It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wobenzym?

Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wobenzym?

Wobenzym appears to: Be a german product containing bromelain. I am unable to check this using the drug interaction checkers at my disposal. ...Read more

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Should you drink alcohol when taking topomax and citalopram ?

Not recommended: You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but i would recommend not drinking and significant amount of alcohol after recently taking both of these meds together, especially if you have not alcohol with them before. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Phenazopyridine (Definition)

Phenazopyridine is a mild urinary tract numbing agent, available without a prescription. Sold as pyridium, azo, uristat (phenazopyridine) and others, this drug can calm the sting from bladder infections and may help decrease urinary frequency and urgency. Note that it changes the color of the urine to a darker orange. It does not cure infections. It is not supposed to be taken for more than a few ...Read more


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Azo Standard (Definition)

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