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Question: Drink how much water?

 castanza - Wed May 18, 2005 12:40 pm

I just started taking an antibiotic (Bactrim, also called Sufa and a number of other brand names). I was told to drink "lots of water".

What does that mean? I've read a lot recently about how the 8 glasses a day might be way more than we need, assuming you eat enough food that has water in it, etc.

But what does "lots" mean, is there "too much"? Does this mean 50oz a day of water? 100oz?

Thanks for any input or advice!

P.S. In case anyone is familiar with this drug, I read that drinking beer can "make it harder to treat the infection"... what does that mean? (I'm not drinking any, since it appears that sulfa-like drugs are already a bit hard on the liver).. just curious?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed May 18, 2005 5:56 pm

User avatar Hi castanza,
Bactrim should be taken with a full 8 oz glass of water. (Each time a tablet is taken)

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