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What are alternatives to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

What are alternatives to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 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

Bactrim (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I need to know what's an effective bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) alternative?

I need to know what's an effective bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 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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I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?

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

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What are bactrim/septra best used for?

What are bactrim/septra best used for?

See below: They are sulfa based drugs often used to treat urinary tract infections. They are also used to treat MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

No problem: Contrary to popular beliefs, there usually is no problem drinking alcohol (in moderation) while taking antibiotics, including Bactrim. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

Bactrim: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or Bactrim should be an effective drug for dysentry. Hopefully your doctor obtained a stool culture which gives the name of the infecting organism, and the sensitivities of the germ. Armed with that information in hand, the best therapy can be prescribed. About 10% of people have side effects from Bactrim - if that's you- call the doc back for new recommendations. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Safe: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Nexplanon (etonogestrel). ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana while taking bactrim?

Can I smoke marijuana while taking bactrim?

Antibiotics: Smoking marijuana shouldn't have any effect on the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Would hold off.: Using Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Alcohol together may cause rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting & warm / red skin. These would be unpleasant side effects. ...Read more

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What's better for strept cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim?

What's better for strept cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim?

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 more

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What is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains sulfonamide & is used to treat or prevent infections.. ...Read more

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Can you still feel tired and no energy a few days after stopping Bactrim DS?

Probably not bactrim: Bactrim is not a likely cause of such symptoms, and therefore no surprise stopping it hasn't made any difference. Work with your doctor about other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I take one bactrim, how long before I can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

If I take one bactrim, how long before I can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

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

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Can bactrim treat gonnorhea? Was prescribed for UTI but also tested possitive for gonnorhea.

Can bactrim treat gonnorhea? Was prescribed for UTI but also tested possitive for gonnorhea.

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

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Can bactrim/sulfameth help clear chlamydia?

Can bactrim/sulfameth help clear chlamydia?

No: This would not be adequate treatment for chlamydia.Erythromycin like drugs, tetracyclines and occasionally the floxins (ofloxacin) are used to treat this family of germs. ...Read more

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If im not allergic to bactrim can I be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Not likely: Just because you have an allergy to Bactrim doesn't put you at increased risk for developing an allergy to cipro (ciprofloxacin). There are lots of options for antibiotics that don't cross-react with sulfa drugs so you should be fine. If you want to understand your drug allergy in more detail see a board certified Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI?

Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be crushed?

Yes: It can but it tastes bad. Ask for the liquid suspension form. ...Read more

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What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

2 classes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of 2 drugs, trimetoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The first is a pyrimidine derivative and the second is a sulfonamide (sulfa). Ds stands for double strength as opposed to ss, single strength. The difference is in the dosage. ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Why would I be prescribed the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

For infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa and trimethoprim antibiotic with fairly broad spectrum. Commonly used for urinary tract infections, but does work on other types of infections as well. What did you see your physician for? ...Read more

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Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty

Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty

Yes,: However, there are still chances of developing allergic reaction later, but would be small and mild as time goes by. Regarding improvement, it depends on site, size, general condition, drugs used, etc, in general, if no improvement after few days, the management plan should be revisited, best wishes ...Read more

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How long after starting bactrim will it take for a uti to clear up? I'm going on day 3 and it still feels like my bladder isn't emptying completely.

How long after starting bactrim will it take for a uti to clear up? I'm going on day 3 and it still feels like my bladder isn't emptying completely.

Resistant germs: If you are not getting better from these antibiotics, I would worry about the germ being 'resistant'. This is an increasingly common problem these days- for multiple reasons... I would DEFINITELY check back with the doc who ordered the medication-hopefully they did a urinary culture, which would serve as a guide to the best therapy. You should be better by now. I would drink LOTS of water too ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What can I do if I'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Try other antibiotic: There are plenty of other antibiotics out there either for an acute infection or prophylaxis if needed. Discuss this with your dr. Alternatives include amoxicillin, augmentin, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Nitrofurantoin etc. Common allergic component of Bactrim is sulfamethoxizole. Trimethoprim, the other component of bactrim, is suitable for some patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm allergic to gantrisin. Can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What to do if I'm allergic to gantrisin. Can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Probably not: Both gantrisin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are sulfonamides. You should discuss alternatives with your doctor. ...Read more