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Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

Sulfonamides: These drugs are the most allergenic antibiotics available. You can have almost any type of problem from simple rashes, to anemia, fevers, life-threatening anaphylaxis. It is almost, name it and it can happen. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of smz/tmp ds generic for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and asmanex twisthaler. Thank you ?

What are the side effects of smz/tmp ds generic for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and asmanex twisthaler. Thank you ?

Usually none, but...: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (smz/tmp) is a sulfa antibiotic that can sometimes cause allergic drug reactions on the skin, such as red rashes, hives, or occasionally worse. Stomach upset, with or without diarrhea, can happen with any antibiotic. Asmanex is an inhaled powder, so can cause a cough in a few people very sensitive to the powder. Asmanex is a steroid, so may cause oral thrush if one doesn't rinse and spit. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and just started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS yesterday. I've been reading all the negative reviews. Worried about side effects. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ok?

I have a sinus infection and just started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS yesterday. I've been reading all the negative reviews. Worried about side effects. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ok?

Usually no problem: It indeed can be alarming to read lists of drug side effects. But for Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) most of them are rare and few are permanent or dangerous. The vast majority of people who take it have no probem at all. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it unless she believed it would be more helpful than harmful. But recheck with the doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS twice a day for two weeks. Two weeks later side effects of brain fog, body aches and anxiet continue. How long can these effects last?

Took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS twice a day for two weeks. Two weeks later side effects of brain fog, body aches and anxiet continue. How long can these effects last?

Doubtful from meds: Your history of anxiety may be provoking your ongoing feelings of "brain fog" more than the residual effects of the antibiotic. If that had anything to do with things in the first place it should've easily cleared by now. See your doctor for more evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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I'm taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and am having throat pain. I'm scared of getting more serious side effects. Should I stop taking it?

I'm taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and am having throat pain. I'm scared of getting more serious side effects. Should I stop taking it?

Ask your doctor: Best to ask the person that prescribed the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It will depend on why you're taking it, pre-treatment symptoms, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) well after i've stopped using it?

Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) well after i've stopped using it?

Side effects: Please specify what side effects you are experiencing so we can better answer your question. ...Read more

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How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim? Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I'm taking it for a prostate infection.

How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim?  Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?  I'm taking it for a prostate infection.

Prostate infection: Assuming your doc didn't have lab data demonstrating bacteria & antibiotic resistance (commonly referred to as culture & sensitivity), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is better than Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole at getting into the prostate. All quinolones like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) carry a Black Box warning against tendonitis & tendon rupture, which while rare, is more common in elderly patients. Check out www.drugs.com for info ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 400-80mg 2x day for 10days after a series of Ciproflaxacin 500mg 2xday for a week? What may be serious side effects?

Is it safe to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 400-80mg 2x day for 10days after a series of Ciproflaxacin 500mg 2xday for a week? What may be serious side effects?

Yes: If the initial choice of antibiotic , in this case Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) was not effective in eradicating the infection, is is safe to take a course of Bactrim. Be sure to stay hydrated. If you plan on being outside, make sure you avoid the sun and use sunscreen , since mant antibiotics including Bactrim can give you a rash. ...Read more

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I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.

Allergic reaction.: An allergic reaction to a drug may take several days to appear. If you are taking no other new meds, then you likely are allergic to Bactrim. Call the prescribing doctor. Take 25-50 mg Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) (after reading label to be sure it is something you can take safely). If you have trouble breathing, swallowing, or chest pain, go to an ER right away. ...Read more

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Which medication has least side effects Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I am a seizure risk and taking cymbalta. I need something for a UTI.

Which medication has least side effects   Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?  I am a seizure risk and taking cymbalta. I need something for a UTI.

In general, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): would be used before Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder infections. Both are tolerated well, but Bactrim is easier on the kidney. However in Males, the risk of a bladder infection is actually lower than that of a prostate infection and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in that case is preferred. Neither of these will cover ANY STDs-note symptoms are very similar. Your Doctor will decide depending on your symptoms ,tests and Cultures. ...Read more

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Could Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause chest tightness. Chest is sensitive to touch. If so, do I need to stop taking it? No other side effects.

Could Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause chest tightness. Chest is sensitive to touch. If so, do I need to stop taking it? No other side effects.

Depends: Chest pain/tightness can have many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. If you are allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) this could cause some of the symptoms, however no rash? More information-a complete, accurate history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Please go to the emergency room for full assessment. ...Read more

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Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Bacterial sensitivit: You seem to have an infected lymph node. Statistically the most common organism is staph. aureus which is killed by a penicillin class antibiotic. If your swelling is going down quickly great; if not then you have to get a new antibiotic and get the lymph node incised and drained if possible by a breast surgeon or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

Wound care: Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily. Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a uti ... no symptoms. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Both bad side effects. Can I do something without taking meds?

I was diagnosed with a uti ... no symptoms. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Both bad side effects. Can I do something without taking meds?

Call your doctor: The most common side effect of these drugs is allergic skin rash, especially with Bactrim; I would be suspicious that any other symptoms are not actual drug side effects. But even 2-3 days treatment sometimes is enough for UTI. If you need additional Rx and truly cannot tolerate either of these drugs, several other antibiotics would work. Contact your doctor and follow his or her advice about it. ...Read more

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I have been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 5 days. I am having side effects including muscle aches, tingle sensation in hands and feet and nausea, what should I do?

I have been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 5 days.  I am having side effects including muscle aches, tingle sensation in hands and feet and nausea, what should I do?

Ask prescriber: These are not typical side effects of this med, but could be possible. Not sure why you are taking the med or for what expected duration. It may be that you have completed enough med and can stop now. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Will this medication hurt my baby? Ok so im 99% positive im pregnant and yesterday i went to the doctor for a UTI and they gave me bactrim ds 800-160 tablets for 10 days. I was wondering if this will hurt my baby because its only been a couple weeks since

Will this medication hurt my baby? Ok so im 99% positive im pregnant and yesterday i went to the doctor for a UTI and they gave me bactrim ds 800-160 tablets for 10 days. I was wondering if this will hurt my baby because its only been a couple weeks since

Fine for now: This is a standard treatment that is well studied. There is no evidence that it hurts a human infant in early pregnancy. We do not use it toward the end of pregnancy near the time of birth. ( it can interfere with the clearance of bilirubin in the newborn period after the cord is clamped and mothers system is not cleanin babies blood of waste products) ...Read more

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Common side affects for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds ?

Common side affects for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds ?

The package insert..: ...Lists sun sensitivity, itching, rash, fever, digestive disorders, dizziness, loss of appetite, head pain, nausea, diarrhea, and sluggishness. In the real world, i rarely see any side effects from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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I get insomnia from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160. How long after taking a pill might this impact me?

I get insomnia from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160.  How long after taking a pill might this impact me?

See answer: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for a drug to lose half (50%) of its pharmacologic or physiologic properties. The half-life of the two drug ingredients in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are 8 and 10 hrs. Therefore, after 5 half-lifes or 40 and 50 hrs for the 2 drugs, 97% of the drugs will be out of your system (~2 days). One would expect any related insomnia to be short? ...Read more

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Was prescribed bactrim DS for 7 days, take 2 800mg doses a day. I split the dosage over 14 days and took 1 800mg pill a day. Finished bactrim on Thursday, today is Saturday and I just noticed a decent sized bruise on back of thigh. Should I consult my doc

Was prescribed bactrim DS for 7 days, take 2 800mg doses a day. I split the dosage over 14 days and took 1 800mg pill a day. Finished bactrim on Thursday, today is Saturday and I just noticed a decent sized bruise on back of thigh. Should I consult my doc

Unclear: It is hard to tie these things together. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can occasionally lower platelet counts which would make it easier to bruise. But if there is just one bruise and you are off the medication you might watch and see. If you continue to have bruising problems, have any bleeding, or are still concerned then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on 1/2 a tablet of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds taken twice daily for prostatitus. Why do I need to avoid sun exposure when on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? How much is too much sun?

Photosensitvity: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic which makes you photosensitive and may cause rashes or a sunburn easily while on it. This can occur even with less than 30 minutes of sun exposure for some people. Wear sunscreen and sun protective clothing and stay out of the sun as much as possible while on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for UTI pill to big to swallow any other was to take it ?

I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for UTI pill to big to swallow any other was to take it ?

Cut In Half: The tablets are scored and can be cut in half. If they are still too big, they can be crushed and mixed in a small amount of applesauce and taken. Follow with plenty of water. ...Read more

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I stopped my antibiotic treatment of Bactrim ds two days ago. Is it safe to take Alka Seltzer Plus cold dissolvable tablets.

I stopped my antibiotic treatment of Bactrim ds two days ago.  Is it safe to take Alka Seltzer Plus cold dissolvable tablets.

Yes, safe: And bactrim is already out if your system by now, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Headache for 2 days now when I stand/bend over. Sides of head. What kind of headache? I'm on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS (sinusitis), have cerv. spondyl., high bp

Headache for 2 days now when I stand/bend over. Sides of head. What kind of headache? I'm on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS (sinusitis), have cerv. spondyl., high bp

Headache: Hi, if you have a Sinusitis then most probably that is the reason for ur headache,
if u have any dizziness, change in ur vision, nausea/vomiting please see your PMD for an evaluation.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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After taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds twice daily for five days, last pill was this a.m. Still have burning and pain from a bladder infection. Terrible insomnia too?

After taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds twice daily for five days, last pill was this a.m. Still have burning and pain from a bladder infection. Terrible insomnia too?

If you still: have urinary symptoms despite a course of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS, you might have persistent uti with resistant bacteria. Get back to your doctor. Insomnia is probably not related to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more