Question: What Happens If You Drink Alcohol While Taking Bactrim?

What happens if you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Some antibiotics have a variety of side effects, such as causing sickness and dizziness, which might be made worse by drinking alcohol.

It’s best to avoid drinking alcohol while feeling unwell anyway, as the alcohol itself can make you feel worse.

Both metronidazole and tinidazole can cause drowsiness..

What should you not take with Bactrim?

Common medications that may interact with Bactrim include:anticonvulsants such as phenytoin.antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, and desipramine.cyclosporine.digoxin.anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as warfarin.blood pressure medications, such as captopril or enalapril.indomethacin.pyrimethamine.More items…•

Can I have a beer on Bactrim?

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking trimethoprim. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

Can you skip a day of antibiotics to drink?

You should never skip a dose of antibiotics to drink alcohol Even if you want a drink, it’s important not to skip a dose or a day of your antibiotics until your prescribed course of medication is complete.

How long after taking Bactrim can you drink alcohol?

Bigelow, we recommend our patients on these medications wait at least 72 hours after taking their last pill before indulging in any alcoholic beverage. Aside from those few problem drugs, the rest of the regularly prescribed antibiotics are generally OK (although not recommended) to mix with alcohol.

Does alcohol make Bactrim ineffective?

Combining antibiotics and alcohol can increase these side effects. A few antibiotics — such as metronidazole (Flagyl), tinidazole (Tindamax), and sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim) — should not be mixed with alcohol because this may result in a more severe reaction.