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How Long Does Trimethoprim Tske To Work
How long does it take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to work? . I havnt taken it three days. Tomorrow will be my third. I'm still feeling alittle pain.? I'm done with pyridium.
48 hours?: Starts killing right away, but sx may remain for a few days. A slight discomfort is still possible at 48 hours. Generally should continue to get better. Return of symptoms indicates a resistent organism or re-infection. ...Read more
Taking sulfameth/trimethoprim for acne. Doctor said it can take is long as 4 months to work. I have been on for 2 months. I still have acne.
I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) last month for my pink eyes and I ended up getting pink eyes again this month polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) did not work is that considered prolonged use?
No: No this is not a prolonged use. Either the diagnosis is wrong or you may have a resistance. See your doctor again ...Read more
Went to dr thru. For a UTI and they gave me septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I take it every 12 hours. And it stil hurts when I pee. How long should this med. Take to work?
Depends: Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a pretty good abx for uti, but sometimes there are causes to which septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not work due to resistance. Other times the bladder wall can be irritated from the infection causing pain. But if you continue to have burning sensation with septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), I would advise further f/u care and perhaps a urine culture to determine whether or not there is resistance. ...Read more
I was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today for an ingrown toenail. How long until it starts to work?
Topical antibiotics: Are only minimally effective in dealing with an ingrown nail, and if no infection is present, the only benefit you're likely to get is from moistening the skin. The piece of nail that's stuck in your skin needs to be remove to get immediate and painless relief. Call a toe truck and bring it to a podiatrist. The sooner you do, the faster you'll feel better! ...Read more
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
Should not be an issue.
Stop by the pharmacy and the pharrnacist will walk you through your concerns.
They know this work well! ...Read more
Hi docs, would my pill (cerazette) still work if I've taken trimethoprim for my cystitis at the same time?
It is always best to take as few medications as necessary. Take a good look at your current list of medications and then discuss with your doctor which ones you might be able to go without.
There are times when primary care physicians and specialists add medication to your load without careful consideration of what you are already taking. ...Read more
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
I have to work I have no choice and I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic and my job is out side for ten hours?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) vs sun: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a brand of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (http://www. Drugs. Com/bactrim. Html) which can make it easier to get a sunburn. Recommendation is to "Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors." In future, tell prescribing doc about your circumstances prior to accepting any prescription. ...Read more
I have a uti. I was first prescribed doxycycline monohydrate for 3 weeks which didn't work. Now I'm on sulfameth trimethoprim still not working. Help!
Need culture: Re see your doctor. Were culture taken? Need results for bacterial and possibly sexually transmitted organisms. ...Read more
I went to dr yesterday and found out I have kidney infection. How long before I start improving. I'm hurting in my stomach, back. Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).?
Pyelonephritis: As long as the bacteria causing the infection is sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you should be improving soon. If you have vomiting or unrelenting pain it is a good idea to notify your physician. Some patients who develop kidney infections require in hospital management with IV antibiotics if they are unable to tolerate the oral treatment or have progression on oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Pretty quick: If your treating a susceptible bacterial infection you will usually see a pretty significant improvement in the first few days. Some infections of course may take longer. Ask the doc who prescribed it since I'm speaking in generalities. He or she will know better for your specific case. ...Read more
55 hours: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 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 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be eliminated about 55 hours after taking the last dose. ...Read more
Can gabapentin work for headaches caused by trimethoprim. I have started taking 100mg gabapentin daily for 4 days and trimethoprim 200mg twice a day.
If I took plan b and I take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will the plan b be still effective? How long to wait to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if I took plan b Thursday morning
The plan b: Should still be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 week or so: Depending on the severity it can last a couple days to 10-14 days but usually less. ..Depends on how long you took the med and when you stopped it in relation to the onset of the rash. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim):
The answer can be found here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html
also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. It can also lead to overgrowth of other types of bacteria that are not sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
How long after UTI and on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should you start feeling better?
Uti: Within 24 hours if bacterium was the correct drug. ...Read more
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