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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I need to know what's an effective bactrim alternative?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
18M people helped
I need to know what's an effective bactrim alternative?

Depends: ...On what is being treated? In general, clindamycin, vancomycin, or Linezolid are substitutes for skin/soft tissue infections, with more options if used for urinary or respiratory issue and not concerned about possible mrsa. ...Read more

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Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more


Dr. Jane Eason
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
28 years in practice
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How much time would it take for a reaction to bactrim develop ?

Dr. Jane Eason
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
28 years in practice
320K people helped
How much time would it take for a reaction to bactrim develop ?

Drug allergy: Most reactions to medications develop fairly soon after starting the medication. A reaction may occur almost immediately, or after a few days, and sometimes may occur even after you have completed the course of the medication. Usually, you will know while taking it that you have a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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What are alternatives to bactrim ds ?

Dr. Myra Skluth
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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What are alternatives to bactrim ds ?

Need more informatio: Antibiotics are selected by doctors to cover infections caused by specific bacteria. When looking for alternative medications, you must know what bacteria you are treating. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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Are there any over-the-counter alternatives to bactrim or similar antibiotics, for an abscess?

Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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Are there any over-the-counter alternatives to bactrim or similar antibiotics, for an abscess?

No: There are no over the counter alternatives to prescription antibiotics in the usa. Drainage is the primary treatment of an abscess which may not require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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I need to know what's an effective bactrim alternative?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
18M people helped

Depends: ...On what is being treated? In general, clindamycin, vancomycin, or Linezolid are substitutes for skin/soft tissue infections, with more options if used for urinary or respiratory issue and not concerned about possible mrsa. ...Read more

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
24 years in practice
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I took bactrim and became itchy all over with irritated eyes and mouth irritation. Could i be allergic? What are safe non-sulfa alternatives for uti?

Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
24 years in practice
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I took bactrim and became itchy all over with irritated eyes and mouth irritation. Could i be allergic? What are safe non-sulfa alternatives for uti?

Check with md: Yes.It could be a allergic reaction. Check with md for alternative agent and assess the severity of the drug reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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Please advise if it's ok to take bactrim for ten years?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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Please advise if it's ok to take bactrim for ten years?

Not advisable: If you are taking it for your skin or chronic uti's discuss this with your doctor. It sounds like it is certainly time to get off it. You will at this point be drug resistent to it, . ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Can children take Bactrim?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Can children take Bactrim?

Bactrim indications: Bactrim and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with Sulfa allergies should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Board Certified, Rheumatology
32 years in practice
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Why should I not be in the sun when i'm on bactrim?

Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Board Certified, Rheumatology
32 years in practice
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Why should I not be in the sun when i'm on bactrim?

Photosensitivity: This medication can sometimes cause a rash when you are in the sun. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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What is the shelf life for bactrim?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Check pharmacy label: Usually printed. Sealed containers from drug companies all have expiratory dates printed or stamped. Bactrim invariable has shelf life of at least a year, and likely is perfectly good for at least couple of years & does not require refrigeration. ...Read more

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