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A 22-year-old female asked:

Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cellulitis to take 2 pills bid. have been taking every 12 hours. i've skipped dose and now it's 6hours later. what to do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sean Mirk
15 years experience
Take: Trying to take the medication exactly 12 hours apart is not needed (6-16 hours apart is fine). Take the miss dose now. Give it about 6 hours and take the next dose. Tomorrow get back to a normal schedule.
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