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Alternatives To Bactrim
Are there any over-the-counter alternatives to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or similar antibiotics, for an abscess?
I would like to know what alternative there is to bactrim. I have prostatitis Bactria helped the best but made me to sick tryed cipro and doxycycline ?
Maybe no antibiotic: First have a frank conversation with your doctor about whether you need antibiotic treatment of any kind. Most prostatitis is non-infectious and antibiotics don't help. They're usually worth a try, but it's often best to stop after a couple of tries don't work and limit treatment to urine flow drugs, NSAIDs, etc. If documented bacterial infection, maybe consult with infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
I took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and became itchy all over with irritated eyes and mouth irritation. Could i be allergic? What are safe non-sulfa alternatives for uti?
I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?
Good question: Your question should be, what is more important , your health or your need to smoke. This symptom of nausea is a wake up call TO STOP SMOKING forever and continue to take the Bactrim to rid yourself of the infection. I know it can be hard to stop smoking, but as is said the journey of a long life starts with the first step and that step is to stop smoking to avoid cancer & lung disease. ...Read more
Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.
How long does it take folliculitis to respond to antibiotics? I have been taking Bactrim twice a day and I'm on day 4 with no improvement.
I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and i'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Took 1st dose of Bactrim at 11:45am. Can I take the 2nd at 9pm and not wait the full 12 hours? Uti. 3 days of Bactrim 2x daily prescribed.
Neither actually: If you are talking about a group a strep infection, such as strep throat, an antibiotic in the penicillin family (penicillin, amoxicillin, etc.) is the preferred treatment. Otherwise a cephalosporin such as Cephalexin (keflex) is a good alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be OK: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: These can be taken together, but would like to know why you are taking both. ...Read more
Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more
Gonorrhea treatment: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim®) is not recommended or reliable against gonorrhea. It might work but is dangerously risky; you need proper gonorrhea treatment with an injection of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline. Contact your doctor immediately to arrange treatment. Also make sure all recent (1-2 mo.) sex partners are tested and treated. Good luck! ...Read more