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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.

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

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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?

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

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I was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today for an ingrown toenail. How long until it starts to work?

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

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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?

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

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Incise and drain: Hi. The cardinal treatment for an abscess is incision and drainage. Antibiotics play a role AFTER incision and drainage. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, among others, could be used, but without first incising and draining the abscess, they won't work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my pill (cerazette) still work if I'm taking trimethoprim for my cystitis at the same time?

Pill: 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

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How long should I wait to drink after taking sulfameth/trimethoprim?

No need to wait: Alcohol in moderation doesn't interfere with sulfa/trimethoprim. Same for almost all antibiotics. Large amounts of alchohol interfere with the immune system fighting infection, so don't overdo it. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my pill (cerazette) still work if I've taken trimethoprim for my cystitis at the same time?

Medication: 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

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

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 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?

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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

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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!

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

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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).?

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

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How long does it take trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to start working?

How long does it take trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to start working?

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

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How long does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) stay in your system?

How long does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) stay in your system?

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

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How long does it take for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to leave your system?

How long does it take for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to leave your system?

5 days: The half life of sulfa and trimethoprim vary from 10 to 20 hours. 5 half lives for almost complete elimination so 50 to 100 hours. ...Read more

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Can polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

Can polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

Depends on diagnosis: Trade name is polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) and depends on what you are treating. It's an older generation antibiotic used often in conjunctivitis and other eye infections. It can be useful for susceptible bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after ingesting sulfameth/trimethoprim?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after ingesting sulfameth/trimethoprim?

No time: Flagyl is the medication that is known to have severe issues if you drink alcohol however Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the medication that you are asking about is ok to drink in moderation of course. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink after taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

How long should I wait to drink after taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Alcohol?: If you are wanting to drink alcohol you really should finish your medication first. I generally discourage alcohol consumption when I prescribe any medication. All other fluids should be fine. ...Read more

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How long does a septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) rash last?

How long does a septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) rash last?

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

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How long will my stye last if on septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

How long will my stye last if on septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Stye: Even on antibiotics, a stye may persist, because the fibrous core is very difficult to eliminate. Hot compresses and topical antibiotic may help. If the stye persists, it may need to be drained by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

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

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What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

Gram neg: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treats gram negative infections. Most commonly bladder infections and some types of diarrhea. Patients usually get better in a few days. ...Read more

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