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I need to know what's an effective bactrim alternative?

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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How much time would it take for a reaction to bactrim develop ?

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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Are there any over-the-counter alternatives to bactrim or similar antibiotics, for an abscess?

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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What are alternatives to bactrim ds ?

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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Please advise if it's ok to take bactrim for ten years?

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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What are the effects of taking more than the prescribed amount of bactrim?

What are the effects of taking more than the prescribed amount of bactrim?

BACTRIM OVERDOSE: The symptoms of Bactrim overdose depends on dosage and over how long period it was taken.It contains sulphamethazole, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in abdomen, dizziness, jaundice and trimethoprin causes nausea, headache and vomiting, confusion and bone marrow suppresion treatment involves pumping the stomach, supportive care, IV fluids and treatment of complications if they arise. ...Read more

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Is bactrim still effective after it was refrigerated?

Is bactrim still effective after it was refrigerated?

Yes: Yes refrigeration will not inactivate any antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bactrim to leave your system?

How long does it take for bactrim to leave your system?

5 days: The half life of sulfa and trimethoprim vary from 10 to 20 hours. 5 half lives for almost complete elimination so 50 to 100 hours. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a reaction to bactrim?

How to know if I have a reaction to bactrim?

Bactrim: Intolerance or true allergy to an antibiotic will usually be fairly apparent. If you have some new symptoms that began with the antibiotic, but find them mild, e.g. some mild nausea, that would be a mild intolerance. If you have severe problems, or break out in a rash, have fevers, those suggest an allergic reaction and the drug should be stopped. ...Read more

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