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Is It Dangerous To Take Ecstasy When I Am Taking Bactrim Antibiotics For A Staff Infection
Is it dangerous to take ecstasy when I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotics for a staff infection?
Yes, regardless: It is dangerous to take ecstacy period! ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I am taking an antibiotic called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for a infection in my blood. I am supposed to take it twice daily, could I just take it every 12 hours?
That would be ok...
Normally when it is written for twice daily it implies every 12 hours.
Feel better! ...Read more
I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staff infection and after several days I itch all over and have a rash. Should I stop the meds?
Yes: Allergic reaction to sulfa antibiotics, Bactrim/Septra in particular is not that uncommon. Your description sounds suspicious for just that. I would see your doctor for this to determine the next treatment option for you. If this is an allergic reaction then you should avoid sulfa antibiotics in the future. ...Read more
Have antibiotic sensibilities for my infection. Says bactrim s <=20, cipro (ciprofloxacin) s <=0.25. Does that denote efficacy? Dose requirement? Other? Thanks.
Depends:: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) goes out through the kidneys, so it would be an ideal drug to treat a urinary tract infection with this sensitive bug, but some tissues don't permit some drugs to soak into them. So the question is best answered knowing what is actually being treated. ...Read more
Neither: Actually, the most recent advice from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is that antibiotics be restricted for simple sinusitis. There are some criteria to start antibiotics, such as symptoms greater than 10 days, high severity, etc. It's best however to have all this guided by a physician. You should be monitored while on therapy - I wouldn't just take what you have on the shelf. ...Read more
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?
Not a normal med:
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria.
Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more
Don't self medicate: Please see an oral surgeon or ENT physician for proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem. They will prescribe the proper meds, if any, for your situation. ...Read more
I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a sinus infection because I'm allergic to penicillen. Is this a strong and effective antibiotic?
Possibly not: Most sinus infections do not need antibiotics. Based on the 2012 IDSA guidelines, Doxycycline is a reasonable alternative for first-line therapy and can be used in patients with penicillin allergy. A respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) is another option for penicillin-allergic patients. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Macrolides are not recommended because of high resistance rates. ...Read more
I've been taking bactrim and pyridium for 6 days for a UTI infection, but I still have the symptoms. What could it be? Since starting the antibiotics, I've felt better, but once the medicine wears out, it gets worse. I only have enough left to last me thr
I currently have a kidney infection and I'm on an antibiotic called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Would it be ok to drink 2 beers for tonight? Or will it worsen my case?
I had 5 pregnancy test come up positive. I had an infection in my breast and began taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Now my test are negative, can the antibiotic caus?
Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
I took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic last week for some minor infection. I now have red spots under my skin. No itching or pain. Could this be a side effect?
Petechia: Go to ER immediately. Sometimes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) lowers the platelet count significantly, it is a side effect. It is a medical emergency. STOP Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) go immediately to ER and never take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) again if it turns out your platelets are low. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a nasal infection 3 days ago and they gave me bactrim. I think I just have the flu ad my conditions haven't changed after being in the medication now and I'm not seeing any improvement. Should I go back and request regular antibioti
No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a "regular antibiotic", called sulfamethoxazole. It's a pretty potent drug. As for your symptoms, most nasal congestion is caused by viral infections or allergies, not bacterial infections. Most infections take 10-14 days to pass, and if it's viral (like the flu) there is no antibiotic that will treat it. Your body simply has to fight off the infection on its own. ...Read more
Doc gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a large spider bite? 8" round. I am very allergic to many antibiotics and afraid to take it. How dangerous is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Has been used for decades but there are people who are allergic. No one knows if you are one of them. Here is my question, why didn't you discuss this at the time with your prescribing physician? Personally, I'd be more concerned about my 8 " spider bite. ...Read more
S/p Left knee infection. IV Antibiotic give first 24 hour. Then po cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) and bactrium started. Week later rash. What caused it and what treatment ne?
Should I feel labored just to do normal things? Went downstairs to put load of laundry in, my hearts started beating faster, I felt extremely weak, got sweaty and was shakeing I am currently on bactrin for a staff infection, about 4 days now.
Concerning: Palpitations, shortness of breath, weakness, and sweating with minor exertion is a potentially concerning problem. It is not normal. If you haven't seen a doctor for evaluation, you need to as soon as possible. This could be angina, which in women can present without the classic chest pain symptom. Hopefully it's not, but please don't ignore it, get checked! ...Read more
Is it ok to take My Zoloft with the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I am taking for an infection?
Yes: You should not combine Zoloft with alcohol and you should avoid taking NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen due to increased risk of bleeding. Zoloft also should not be taken with certain other antidepressants such as MAOI's and TCA's. But Zoloft is ok with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for jeep riders infection. Can I take echinacea, and could it be of some benefit?
Yes and unlikely: The immune booster function of echinacea is questionable but the answer is yes ...Read more
Should I have my INR checked while taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I take 5mg daily. And usually run btw, 2.5 & 2.8 monthly. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is 4 urinary infection?
Yes check INR:
Yes you should have your INR checked while on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. There is significant interaction with Coumadin (warfarin) and Sulfamethoxazole and moderate interaction with trimethoprim. Sulfamethoxazole and Coumadin (warfarin) interaction can put you in risk of bleeding if you are elderly or have kidney dis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm prescribed Bactrim and cephalexin to take together for a skin infection. I'm in pain, so can I take either Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain?
I am taking clinadmyacin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staph infection on the back of my head. What progress should I see? How long should the progress take?
Shrinking bumps: As you complete your treatment course the lesions should decrease in size, and you should feel better (no fevers, chills, etc). ...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
Can I take amoxicillin for a skin staph infection? Went to the hospital and they gave me the generic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and I was shaking from it they told me to stop taking it and go to doctors. But I don't have a doctor.
Won't work: The penicillin derivatives like amoxicillin hasn't worked with most skin infection causing staph since the 1950's. They were one of the first germs to become resistant to penicillin after its introduction. If you are having a reaction to the Bactrim you need to be seen by a local doc & have this documented. A change to a different med based on your past history would be needed. Go to urgent care. ...Read more
I took 3 courses of bactrim in the last 2 months but the infection returns. I can't take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrof didn't work. My urine tests vere negative. The urologist is treating me symptomatically. What should I do?
If the urine tests are negative or normal, then I would start to suspect something else and not "infection". Cystitis is a bladder inflammation that feels just like and infection and is a miserable problem. Interstitial cystitis would be a possibility.
But if you are saying your infection returns, then investigation into why would be next. ...Read more
What kinda bacteria of infections does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long should it take?
Have been diagnosed with suspected parasitic infection. When I take 100mg bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a day it's under control, flares up otherwise. Request advice on med?
Parasite infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic which means its chief effect is on bacteria, not parasites. That said, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does work for cyclospora and isospora- parasites that cause diarrhea. It doesn't make sense that your symptoms return after a treatment course- unless you are getting re-exposed somehow in your environment or something "unrelated" to these purported parasites is occurring. Best to go see an MD. ...Read more
I have bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160 how many should I take for a tooth infection. I know this is not usually taken 4 this type of infectionbut its all I have.
Not effective: Antibiotics treat different types of bacteria. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not kill many of the bacteria that can cause dental abscess. It would be better to call your dentist for a prescription. This way you take the risks of side effects but it probably not work. ...Read more
If im alergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Unacyn can I take amoxicillin for a bladder infection?
Can you take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for possible tooth infection until you see your dentist?
Tooth infection: NO. Do not take left over antibiotics prescribed for someone else or for another reason. Only take prescription medication for the purpose they are prescribed. ...Read more
Does anybody know what I can take beside bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) because of bladder infection and not able to sleep with urgency?
I take 25mg of hydrochlorithiazide each day for blood pressure. I have to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for an infection, what is the likelihood of allergic reaction?
Kinda, sorta: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is brand name for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. As such, it is not used to treat tinea or fungal infections, which require antifungals, some of which are available over-the-counter (while no antibiotics are, at least not in the States). With that said, some fungal infections can become superinfected by bacteria & thus require Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS ...Read more
Can I take nyquil if I am takening both bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycycline for an infection?
I have a staph infection on my hip and received a shot and bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) how long will it take to get better?
STAPH INF/LIP: It may take 5 to 7 days at the most if the choice of antibiotics is correct. ...Read more
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