A 48-year-old female asked:
i have a sinus infection and just started bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds yesterday. i've been reading all the negative reviews. worried about side effects. is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ok?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually no problem: It indeed can be alarming to read lists of drug side effects. But for Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) most of them are rare and few are permanent or dangerous. The vast majority of people who take it have no probem at all. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it unless she believed it would be more helpful than harmful. But recheck with the doctor if you remain concerned.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Mostly it is fine: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a great antibiotic except in some patients it can cause a serious skin rashes associated with Itching. You will likely do fine if there is no rash during the first few days. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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