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My motherinlaw is allergic to Bactrim Sulfa drugs. They have her zinc sulfate and she broke out in rash. I thought sulfate was different. Why rash?

My motherinlaw is allergic to Bactrim Sulfa drugs. They have her zinc sulfate and she broke out in rash. I thought sulfate was different. Why rash?

New allergy: You are correct that there is not a relationship between sulfa and sulfate, but some patients can develop an allergy to other things, or the rash is unrelated to the zinc sulfate. Rashes really need to be seen to be accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

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


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Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have an infection in nose. I had I & D today. Was started on clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills Q8, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds Q 12, Bactroban ointment will I be contagious?

I have an infection in nose. I had I & D today. Was started on clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills Q8, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds Q 12, Bactroban ointment will I be contagious?

If you are careless: Then Yes. You have open wound, possible to spread the bugs. Maintain good hygiene, wash your hands, dispose the soaked material properly, then you are not contagious. ...Read more

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My arm is sore/ when I move it around. Doctor said it was folliculitis and have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 4 days and using bactroban ointment. Any suggestion?

My arm is sore/ when I move it around. Doctor said it was folliculitis and have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 4 days and using bactroban ointment. Any suggestion?

See details: Are you saying the soreness is due to a skin rash? If that is the case and the current meds are not helping then see a dermatologist. One cannot comment on a rash without being able to visualize it. ...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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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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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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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 take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Interaction: Your physician or pharmacist can answer your question. I think it's ok to take peptobismol as long as you wait an hour or two after taking the bactrim. Bear in mind that peptobismol often causes the stool to be black. ...Read more

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Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim?

Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim?

Sounds ok: If a normal person has taken acetaminophen (Tylenol) in the past without getting side effects, and has taken Bactrim in the past without getting side effects, then she should be able to take them together without problem. The two drugs don't create a problem together. However, some people eventually get allergic to Bactrim, so one should call her doctor if a reddish rash develops after Bactrim. ...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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I still have a couple of sores that haven't scabbed over yet but appear to be getting smaller, would I still be contagious? Taking bactroban&bactrim

I still have a couple of sores that haven't scabbed over yet but appear to be getting smaller, would I still be contagious? Taking bactroban&bactrim

Cant answer this: What are the sores due to? Are you speaking about chicken pox? If they are all scabbed over you are no longer contagious. If you did not have chickenpox, the question cannot be answered without knowing the source of the wounds. ...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 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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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