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I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

Infection.: Was a urine culture done with culture to identify organism and sensitivity to determine what antibiotics best. Common treatments are ciprofloxin, sulfa- qbactrim ds andq others. Consult treating physician. Was treatment empirical or guided by urine culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph?

What is cotrimoxazole staph?

Unclear: Cotrimoxazole is another term for trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole also called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Staph or staphylococcus is a bacterium that may be treated with that antimicrobial. ...Read more

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Cotrimoxazole how is it better than azithromycin in LRTI in AIDS pts?

Cotrimoxazole how is it better than azithromycin in LRTI in AIDS pts?

Depends on cause: Neither of these antibiotics is better or worse then the other; they are just used for different infections. In AIDS patients, cotrimoxazole is used mostly to treat or prevent pnumocystic pneumonia, whereas azithromcyin is used for mycobacterial infections. Both of these are common opportunistic infections in advanced AIDS. Either drug may be used for other kinds of LRTI. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph and what treatment can we use?

Confusion: Cotrimoxazole is an antibiotic which is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (smx/tmp). Staph stands for staphylococcus, a genus of bacteria. Sometimes smx/tmp will be used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. The treatment of these infections depends upon the sensitivity of the species and its varients causing the infection. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic I'm taking (cotrimoxazole) affect me conceiving?

Will the antibiotic I'm taking (cotrimoxazole) affect me conceiving?

Not the best idea: This drug is also known as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I would wait to try to conceive until after you are done with this antibiotic. Please talk to your doctor about all your medications before you try to get pregnant, including over the counter and herbal medications. ...Read more

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Took cotrimoxazole w/o prescrption tonight an hour after my bc pill due to painful uti. Is that ok? Will my pill become less effective?

Took cotrimoxazole w/o prescrption tonight an hour after my bc pill due to painful uti. Is that ok? Will my pill become less effective?

No interactions: Cotrimoxazole does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control. Having said so, its important that you get properly diagnosed/ treated by your doctor. Misdiagnosed/incomplete treatment of UTI can result in other complications (infertility/other pelvic problems). Recommended dose of cotrimoxazole (sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + trimethoprim 160 mg) every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days for uti. Take care. ...Read more

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What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

Okay: We prescribe this drug, otherwise known as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) all the time, especially to treat uti's in pregnancy. There is a insignificant increase in cleft lip with this drug. Most doctor in pregnancy will prescribe a penicillin, cephalosporin or Erythromycin as first line, but sometimes a woman has an infection that's resistant to those drugs, and a drug like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be prescribed given risk so low. ...Read more

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Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne I just got it for my acne?

Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne I just got it for my acne?

Acne sulfa: The drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim would be able to treat acne but except in unusual cases it is not a good drug to treat acne. The main reason is that there are many other safer medications to use for long term treatment, particularly members of the tetracycline family. Rarely a person can have an adverse reaction to sulfa drugs that can be very severe. I have seen 4 people die from it. ...Read more

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Is sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim effective for thorns in my arm?

Is sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim effective for thorns in my arm?

Sulfa drugs: Could be used for this treatment I would prefer to use cephalosporins (keflex) which have less side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins I should avoid taking while on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim?

Are there any vitamins I should avoid taking while on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim?

No: Vitamin supplements, although rarely necessary, are not likely to interfere with the efficacy of tmp/smx therapy. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim?

What are the possible side effects of sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim?

Mostly allergy: The most common side effects are allergies including hives, anaphylaxis and erythema multiforme. ...Read more

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What to do if I had primpex (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole) please what are the side effects?

Unless you: Have a reaction to one of the ingredients, side effects are very uncommon. Check w/your doctor or look up a website such as drugs. Com or epocrates ...Read more

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I had a UTI in November, took Bactrim/Co - Trimoxazole DS. Possible to get meds without test?

I had a UTI in November, took Bactrim/Co - Trimoxazole DS. Possible to get meds without test?

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. Sometimes a prescription for a UTI can be done on PRIME, but sometimes it cannot (depends on the individual circumstances). Fees are the same with or without a prescription. ...Read more

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Does co-trimoxazole keeps effectiveness in pus producing infection?

Does co-trimoxazole keeps effectiveness in pus producing infection?

Question unclear: Pus is a collection of white blood cells and destroyed tissue due to infection. Co-trimoxazole will not function well if the pus is inside an abscess, but if draining, the drug will kill bacteria in the tissues from which the pus is emanating. ...Read more

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Does co-trimoxazole increase or decrease sperm count? We're trying to become pregnant but my husband is under this medicine, help

Does co-trimoxazole increase or decrease sperm count? We're trying to become pregnant but my husband is under this medicine, help

See answer: Co-trimoxazole: combination of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim antibiotics commonly used in treatment of genitourinary infections including males with infertility problems and abnormal semen parameters (counts, motility, morphology) associated with increased leukocytes (pyospermia) suggesting infection. There are a number of studies showing that co-trimoxazole may have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use co-trimoxazole just to clean uterus?

Is it safe to use co-trimoxazole just to clean uterus?

Clean?: I don't understand - I'm not aware of any needs to clean the uterus, what has happened? ...Read more

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Is drinking keflex 500 and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 800-160 mg at the same time safe?

Yes: You can take these drugs simultaneously if indicated by the type of infection and the type of infecting bacteria. ...Read more

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I have developed dry mouth after taking co-trimoxazole for two days. Is dry mouth a possible side affect and what should I do?

I have developed dry mouth after taking co-trimoxazole for two days. Is dry mouth a possible side affect and what should I do?

Side effects: Dry mouth is unfortunately a side effect of almost 80% of most medications. Just simply drink more water and stay away from caffeine and alcohol. These can suck more water out of your body and reek havoc on your teeth. Sugar free gum helps with dry mouth. Water will not lubricate your tissues, so sometimes a saliva substitute can make your mouth feel better. ...Read more

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How long can I be on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim for acne?

Get 2nd opinion: This drug has been used but from my reading, a tetracycline is preferred as much safer. An antibiotic should never be the sole treatment for acne, and people are recommending now that courses of antibiotics not be longer than three months. The fact that you asked also raises concern in my mind about your relationship to your physician. I suggest a second opinion. Let's find what's right for you. ...Read more

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I just started taking sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim...is it safe to work out at the gym while on this specific antibiotic?

See below: Since you are treating an infection it may be wise to cut back on the intensity of your workout somewhat. Taking sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is not a contraindication to exercise. ...Read more