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A 58-year-old female asked:

Just started a 6 wk course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cystitis. same day had blood drawn at other dr. results say sgot/ast abnormal hi. will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) hurt liver?

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Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 13 years experience
Not likely: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is primarily cleared by the kidneys, so hepatic impairment from administration of this medication is unlikely.
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