Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
177 Doctors are Online

Is it safe to take bactrim, valtrex and erythricin all in a day?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1766 Questions
Hello, I have been taking bactrim since thursday for a staph infection. I have an open sore/wound on my chin, and doctor told me to take a prescription of valtrex. I took the bactrim today (2/17/14) at 7:30am and 12:30pm. I took the valtrex today at 220pm, and it says the next dose 12 hours later. I also took one erythrocin today as well. My heart has been racing, I do not know if it is because of the meds or that I am working myself into a frenzy. Is it safe to take all these meds? Should I take the valtrex today at 220am?
Posted Sun, 9 Mar 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 2 hours later
Brief Answer: There is no drug interactions Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Bactrim is an oral antibiotic containing suphamethoxazole which is an antibiotic effective against staphylococcus. Valtrex is Valacyclovir is an oral antiviral drug effective against Herpes. Both These drugs can be simultaneously be taken together along with erythromycin. There is no cause for concern. It's also advisable to consume 2 to 3 liter of water per day. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take care Best Regards Dr T Shobha Deepak MBBS, MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor