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sulfamethoxazole medication

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic: Treats or prevents infections. This medicine is a "sulfa drug" (sulfonamide).
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
This antimicrobial: Is a fixed combination of two medications, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole which act in different points in the Folic Acid cycle to inhibit the grow ... Read More

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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole causes many different side effects and toxicities but arthritis or joint pain is not among them.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Bhadriraju
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Other supportive measures include stool softeners, antipyretics, bed rest. Important to make sure there is no abscess or any other complication. Uro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Benefits vs Risks: That's what it is all about with any medication.
A female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concern for preg?: it shouldnt be late. concern for preg? Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You should not take an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne in any case, or any antibiotic for a long time. Your best move would be to stop this and co ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Stop: I would be concerned that the rash is an allergic reaction to the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Call the provider who prescribed the Ba ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unrelated: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not affect menstrual cycles. The changes in your cycle could be coincidental . It could also be relat ... Read More

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