How long should I wait to drink after taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Alcohol? If you are wanting to drink alcohol you really should finish your medication first. I generally discourage alcohol consumption when i prescribe any medication. All other fluids should be fine.

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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?

Maybe. Not everyone gets sick if they mix Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and alcohol. However, just skipping a dose won't keep it from happening. The medicine isn't metabolized quickly enough to prevent the reaction. So i'd be prepared to be ill. Or just don't drink. Read more...

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...

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...

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...