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Coming Off Bactrim
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
Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.
How long does it take folliculitis to respond to antibiotics? I have been taking Bactrim twice a day and I'm on day 4 with no improvement.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be OK: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: These can be taken together, but would like to know why you are taking both. ...Read more
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
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
I have had to take Bactrim DS for a week and I have heard you can easily get Steven-Johnson Syndrome after taking it. How likely is that to occur?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: It is really good if the bug causing the UTI is sensitive to it. ...Read more
Yes: It can but it tastes bad. Ask for the liquid suspension form. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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