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Is Bactrim Safe
Is bactrim safe for unknown prostate infection? Tried Doxy, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) before no help. Worried about side effect of bactrim.
Is bactrim for 30 days safe for a UTI that didn't respond to cipro (ciprofloxacin) or macrobid? They did a culture and sensitivity test
How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim? Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I'm taking it for a prostate infection.
Prostate infection: Assuming your doc didn't have lab data demonstrating bacteria & antibiotic resistance (commonly referred to as culture & sensitivity), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is better than Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole at getting into the prostate. All quinolones like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) carry a Black Box warning against tendonitis & tendon rupture, which while rare, is more common in elderly patients. Check out www. Drugs. Com for info ...Read more
I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for mastitis. I'm already on penicillin for strep throat. Is it safe to be on both? Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe?
Usually: If you developed or have worsening mastitis on penicillin, then Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a drug with a different mode of action that may well help clear up the problem. Any medication strong enough to do good, can have undesired effects. A small percentage of the population has or can develop an allergy to is as they might the penicillin. Most can take both with no problems. Consult your doc if trouble arises. ...Read more
Yes: This should not be a problem with drug interference. ...Read more
Panlor/Bactrim: No adverse interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
After I finish my prescription of bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) when is it safe to go out into the sun again?
Is it safe to take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 400-80mg 2x day for 10days after a series of Ciproflaxacin 500mg 2xday for a week? What may be serious side effects?
Yes: If the initial choice of antibiotic, in this case Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) was not effective in eradicating the infection, is is safe to take a course of Bactrim. Be sure to stay hydrated. If you plan on being outside, make sure you avoid the sun and use sunscreen, since mant antibiotics including Bactrim can give you a rash. ...Read more
I stopped my antibiotic treatment of Bactrim ds two days ago. Is it safe to take Alka Seltzer Plus cold dissolvable tablets.
Been prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cellulitis w/ abscess. Is this safe to take with elevated liver function?
Below: Follow your DR's advice, they know your full medical history. ...Read more
Why wouldn't the doc tell me about taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) w my asthma. So is it safe?? What do I need to know. It says to beware or not take it w asthma. Help
How long after taking my last Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is it safe to drink alcohol? How long after last dose does it stay in your system?
50 hours: The half-life of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is about 10 hours. A drug should be completely out of your system after 5 half-lives; therefore, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be out of your system within 50 hours or just over a day. Alcohol can interact with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cause some unpleasant side effects such including: fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more
On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?
Adverse reactions: Unfortunately, it IS necessary to change if now you're getting a rash reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) - which is a 'sulfa' drug. Knowing what the germ is and it's sensitivity profile would help select the right antibiotic for you -- as well as keeping in balance with your allergies/medical history. Usually I like to treat for 10 or 14 days for a kidney infection- so hopefully not that much treatment left.. ...Read more
I was prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS for 10 days for a UTI...is this safe to take with accutane? I am currently on 40 mg a day and my derm is not in until Mon
Accutane and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): I don't know of any drug interactions here: I checked the literature for you (PubMed) as well as used a pharmaceutical tool searching for drug interactions - none were reported. This makes sense since Accutane is a vitamin A analogue and likely works independently of this antibiotic. Good idea to check with your Derm doc. Not sure TEN DAYS is needed for a UTI though - I would question your Primary ...Read more
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for an uncomplicated uti. I was prescribed 10 days worth, but a different doctor told me because of my severe nausea to stop. Safe?
OK after 3 - 5 days: Mopst uncomplicated utis have cleared after 3 days on antibiotics, certainly by 5. So quite safe to stop. Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) xcould be prescribed in the future if you get another uti. Your 2nd dr. Has given sound advice if you are 3days+ on bactrim. ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia 4 mths ago after taking several doses of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Thrown in remission after 3 days decadron. Plt. In 200s n holding. Pregnancy safe?
With your doctor. It is also concerning me that you have not listed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or sulfa as an allergy. The thrombocytopenia is probably drug related and should never take it again. Check with your hematologist for advice in this regard prior to getting pregnant.
Best wishes. ...Read more
I feel I have a UTI (burning when I urinate, tired) I have an old Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS prescription dated 7/3/12. Is it safe to take?
First thing is that it's worth it to go get a urinalysis and culture. That way your doctor will know what bacteria it is, and whether it is sensitive to bacterium.
Regarding your prescription, check the bottle to see if you can find an expiration date. Most meds have a couple of years of shelf life. But it's best to check to make sure the exp date is ok. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is pretty cheap. ...Read more
Is it safe to take an herbal supplement (includes vitamins E, B6, & A) while on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? Could the herbal supplement interfere with the antiobiotics??
This should be ok.: Just to be safe, separate the dosing interval by 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Cipro- acetinobacter-rash 2 min after 2nd dose. Was ok on bactrim til dose raised to 2p 2x/da-tight chest/throat, but worked better than cipro (ciprofloxacin). Md:ok to resume bactrim, on 1p 3x/da. Is this really safe?
Play it safe.: Why not see an allergist to be tested for an allergy rather than risk your life. That would be my recommendation. ...Read more
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read more
I took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and became itchy all over with irritated eyes and mouth irritation. Could I be allergic? What are safe non-sulfa alternatives for uti?
Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.
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
Bactrim: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or Bactrim should be an effective drug for dysentry. Hopefully your doctor obtained a stool culture which gives the name of the infecting organism, and the sensitivities of the germ. Armed with that information in hand, the best therapy can be prescribed. About 10% of people have side effects from Bactrim - if that's you- call the doc back for new recommendations. ...Read more
Took 1st dose of Bactrim at 11:45am. Can I take the 2nd at 9pm and not wait the full 12 hours? Uti. 3 days of Bactrim 2x daily prescribed.
Mgt.: It should be fine, but closer to 12 hours may be advisable. Please follow up for continued symptoms. ...Read more