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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): The answer can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. It can also lead to overgrowth of other types of bacteria that are not sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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What are side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) stay in your system?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
55 hours: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The half life of trimethoprim (time to elimination of half the drug) is 10 hours in healthy people. The half life of sulfamethoxazole is 11 hours in the healthy. A drug is considered eliminated 5 half lives after the last dose was taken. Therefore Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be eliminated about 55 hours after taking the last dose.
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Last updated May 21, 2018

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