A 34-year-old member asked:
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what can i do if i'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Try other antibiotic: There are plenty of other antibiotics out there either for an acute infection or prophylaxis if needed. Discuss this with your dr. Alternatives include amoxicillin, augmentin, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Nitrofurantoin etc. Common allergic component of Bactrim is sulfamethoxizole. Trimethoprim, the other component of bactrim, is suitable for some patients.
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

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