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Doctor insights on: Alternatives To Bactrim

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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

Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...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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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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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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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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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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Why should I not be in the sun when i'm on bactrim?

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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What is the shelf life for bactrim?

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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How long does bactrim stay in your system?

How long does bactrim stay in your system?

55 hours: Bactrim contains trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The half life of trimethoprim (time to elimination of half the drug) is 10 hours in healthy people. The half life of sulfamethoxazole is 11 hours in the healthy. A drug is considered eliminated 5 half lives after the last dose was taken. Therefore Bactrim would be eliminated about 55 hours after taking the last dose. ...Read more