Can a glass or two of wine be taken with this medication
No, you should not drink alcohol while taking sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim tablets.
The effects of combining antibiotics and alcohol can vary, depending on the specific antibiotic. Alcohol doesn't diminish the effectiveness of most antibiotics.
However, there are certain antibiotics which should not be combined with alcohol because of a drug interaction.
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is one of these.
Drinking any amount of alcohol can result in side effects such as flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, and rapid heart rate. Keep in mind that some cold medicines and mouthwashes also contain alcohol. So check the label and avoid if alcohol is present.
- Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim Information for Consumers
- Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim (detailed)
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