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Coming Off Bactrim
I have a UTI and have been on bactrim for a little over a week. Had to hold it coming home from work. Soon as i went, pain in kidneys. Feels swollen.
5 days on Bactrim for Paronychia. Finger still red, swollen. White and red pus coming out. Is it still infected? Does it mean it is healing?
Paronychia treatment: It sounds like the Bactrim isn't working if you still have signs of infection - redness, swelling and pus. This means either the bacteria are resistant, there are other bacteria there, or even fungus. You should go back to the doctor who gave you the Bactrim and ask for the next steps - which could mean a localized treatment (cutting the skin or removing the nail). Try to go ASAP since it's 5 days ...Read more
I have a boil or abscess on my stomach that is not coming to a head just flat circle of pus. Will bactrim cream help it come to head?
Was on prednisone for a supposed allergic reaction to amoxicillin (took only 3) now on bactrim (4th day) and rash is coming back. Any ideas?
Allergy to medicine: Amoxicillin commonly causes a rash, called a drug eruption. The drug should be stopped and never used again. If the rash is severe, than Prednisone can be given, which suppresses the allergy until it goes away by itself. If you stopped the Prednisone too soon, the rash can come back, or you may now be allergic to bactrim, a sulfa drug that also causes many allergies. You should avoid bactrim. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: not an effective treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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