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My daughter has hydronephrosis. No reflux. High levels of creatinine and bun. Doctors want to treat her with long term bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is this okay?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. No reflux. High levels of creatinine and bun. Doctors want to treat her with long term bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is this okay?

Definitely not OK: Ideally daughter needs to be seen & managed by pediatric urologist who may advise surgery to relieve any obstruction causing her hydronephrosis & nephrologist regarding her azotemia (elevated BUN & creatinine). Suggest you go to la, los angeles children's hospital or ucla medical center. This is not something to be managed locally in yucaima. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not appropriate unless infected & not long term. ...Read more

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Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...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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My daughter is 3. She has an enlarged kidney. They put her on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) long term. Is this okay?

My daughter is 3. She has an enlarged kidney. They put her on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) long term. Is this okay?

Standard therapy: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a standard therapy for bladder reflux starting after 2 months of age and used as needed. It's ease of storage and use trumps Amoxicillin and it is more palatable than the furadantin. It has been used in this fashion for UTI suppression for decades and is commonly used long term.There is some controversy about how long to continue meds. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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If i take one bactrim, how long before i can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

If i take one bactrim, how long before i can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty

Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty

Yes,: However, there are still chances of developing allergic reaction later, but would be small and mild as time goes by. Regarding improvement, it depends on site, size, general condition, drugs used, etc, in general, if no improvement after few days, the management plan should be revisited, best wishes ...Read more

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How long after starting bactrim will it take for a uti to clear up? I'm going on day 3 and it still feels like my bladder isn't emptying completely.

How long after starting bactrim will it take for a uti to clear up? I'm going on day 3 and it still feels like my bladder isn't emptying completely.

Resistant germs: If you are not getting better from these antibiotics, I would worry about the germ being 'resistant'. This is an increasingly common problem these days- for multiple reasons... I would DEFINITELY check back with the doc who ordered the medication-hopefully they did a urinary culture, which would serve as a guide to the best therapy. You should be better by now. I would drink LOTS of water too ...Read more

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I'm on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) I recently took antibiotic (BACTRIM).How long to wait until my shot kicks back in due to less effectiveness from the antibiotics ?

I'm on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) I recently took antibiotic (BACTRIM).How long to wait until my shot kicks back in due to less effectiveness from the antibiotics
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Don't worry!: Since depoprovera is progestin based, antibiotics do not interact with it. Relax! See http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/depo_provera.html ...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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Can I take a probiotic while on Bactrim (3 day treatment)? If so, how should I time the doses of the probitoics (how long before or after Bactrim)?

Can I take a probiotic while on Bactrim (3 day treatment)? If so, how should I time the doses of the probitoics (how long before or after Bactrim)?

Yes: Ok to take probiotic. Can take it any time will not interact with Bactrim. Follow the OTC (over the counter) pharmacy label directions for best use. ...Read more

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Got bit by a brown recluse on my back went to the er was put in bactrim and was told to watch the site for further progressions how long will this las?

Got bit by a brown recluse on my back went to the er was put in bactrim and was told to watch the site for further progressions how long will this las?

Serious sting: Brown recluse spider bites can lead to very serious after effects. If indeed you were stung by a brown recluse spider you may experience progressive local necrosis or something equally bad. I would strongly advise you to ask your primary care physician to refer you to a infectious disease specialist for a second opinion very soon. ...Read more

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Been taking bactrim started swelling in stomach how long after taking Med does swelling go down.

Been taking bactrim started swelling in stomach how long after taking Med does swelling go down.

Not sure.: Bactrim is an antibiotic and does not cause or reduce any swelling that is not related to infection. Generally infection large enough to cause visible swelling is quite serious and not subtle. I suggest that your swelling may be due to something else. ...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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With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)

With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)

24-48 hours: It takes some time for the meds to work. Initially, antibiotics first stop the spread of infection before symptoms abate. ...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