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I Can't Remember The Week (4Th, End Of 3Rd?)

Posted by allthethings, 30 April 2014 · 114 views

bactrim alcohol antibiotic acne ethanol interactions drug interactions question
Obviously, I have been sucked into finals week. However i have a BIG BIG issue that I need to ask about, which is why I am writing this entry...
 
Well the 5th is my 21st birthday (yay me!), however, I am on bactrim still (oh no).
I have looked up alcohol interactions with this drug and don't think I'll be taking the risk of drinking while on it...so I'm going to have to stop taking the bactrim before it is time to. oooppps. medical side of acne.org, don't hate me, please. I know you should never stop taking an antibiotic before it is time to, but I really don't want to vomit all night and possibly end up in the ER because of some drug interaction between ethanol and bactrim. So, just wnated everyone to know that i am stopping bactrim soon.
 
I was told to take it twice a day for 10 days then once a day for the remainder of the month (20 days). I will be stopping it right after the last 'twice a day' pill. So hopefully I will not be getting any bacterial resistant acne after this point...
 
Question though:
after my 21st birthday festivities are over, should I take the remainder of the 20 pills? (it will be about a week after stopping since my birthday will be spent over an entire week)???
 
Let me know what you think..
(also, don't lecture me on stopping the antibiotic early, i know its bad... blah blah blah)
 
Ps. I will also be adding new pictures to my gallery once finals week is over. face update: looking better, eveyrthing is drying up now, slowly. back: a few new spots that made me upset, but hitting it hard with the BP this week and maybe once this week is over, going to go find some AHA ( maybe?)

 
 




Did you mean to say antibiotic resistant bacteria? Anyhow, I don't understand these short courses of antibiotics. I have been on Cephalexin and Amoxicillin for 4 years. No problems. I never drink anyways because I take other meds it conflicts with. I really think you ought to put your complexion first above drinking and take your medicine as directed by your M.D. (I know some people hate me but I always say what I really think instead of what I think people want to hear). :(

Oops! Ignore my previous post...lol :) ;)

Hey, I was on Bactrim for a long time and I still drank alcohol while on it. However, I only ever drank in moderation. I do know that, even when you stop taking a drug such as an antibiotic, that drug is still in your system for weeks to even months after stopping. I would just continue taking the antibiotic. Damage to the liver from antibiotic use is due to long term usage and not so much a couple of hardcore drinking nights at age 21.

Ps. On the big 21, you will most likely get sick from just drinking, lol...and not from the combination of antibiotics and alcohol...Enjoy your b-day, but be safe.

Hey, I was on Bactrim for a long time and I still drank alcohol while on it. However, I only ever drank in moderation. I do know that, even when you stop taking a drug such as an antibiotic, that drug is still in your system for weeks to even months after stopping. I would just continue taking the antibiotic. Damage to the liver from antibiotic use is due to long term usage and not so much a couple of hardcore drinking nights at age 21.

 

Yeah, I don't know if I will be drinking in 'moderation' haha. But, I hope it doesn't do anything too bad to my stomach/liver/any other vital organ. Thank you for the advice! :)