daughter is taking it for infection in leg.and was told to stay away from these drinks . just trying to verify above info to see if any side effects. thanks
I have been a nurse for 25 years and I've never heard of this. Who told her this? I mean soda is never a choice drink but juices are usually not a problem. You want to be well hydrated while on sulfonomides. Bactrim is a rather unusual choice for a leg infection too but they will usually run a test on the type of bacteria and see what antibiotic it is sensitive to. Bactrim is frequently given for UTI's and cranberry juice is encouraged for UTI's. Unless the reason has something to do with the infection itself. Some infections can grow on high sugar levels in the blood. As far as I know, juice and soda is not contraindicated while on Bactrim.
There is no disclosed issue in the medical interaction database with juices and soda. There were two reported cases in which patients on Bactrim therapy, after consuming beer, reported flushing, heart palpitations, dyspnea, headache, and nausea (disulfiram - alcohol type reactions). The proposed mechanism is inhibition of acetaldehyde dehydrogenase resulting in acetaldehyde accumulation. Since I am assuming that your daughter is under age I don't think this should be an issue. I would ask for more detailed information from your doctor on where he obtained this infomation.
- Bactrim Information for Consumers
- Bactrim Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bactrim (detailed)
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