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Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim):


trimethoprim ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using trimethoprim together with ethanol. 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. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) drug interactions

There are 497 drug interactions with Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim)

Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) disease interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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