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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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Septra (Definition)

Septra is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...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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How long does it take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to work?. I havnt taken it three days. Tomorrow will be my third. Im still feeling alittle pain.? Im 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. Im still feeling alittle pain.? Im 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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What are side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

What are side effects of  septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sensitivity to sunlight, fever, cough, rash, rarely fatigue & pain & swelling of eyes. ...Read more

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Uti septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds side effects?

Uti septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds side effects?

Overall rather safe: Allergic side effects: skin rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, rarely - anaphylaxis, stevens-johnson syndrome. Gastro-intestinal: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, anorexia, stomatitis & rarely hepatitis. Kidney: interstitial nephritis, BUN & creatinine elevation & rarely kidney failure. Mood changes, cough & shortness of breath, easy bruising, weakness, insomnia, fatigue. Any changes noted ? Se. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?. I have a UTI and thats the antibiotic they gave me. So yeah what are they?. They also gave me pyridium.

What are the side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?. I have a UTI and thats the antibiotic they gave me.  So yeah what are they?. They also gave me pyridium.

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): This is a brand name for a sulfonamide antibiotic combined with trimethoprim (another active agent). The major side-effects are allergic reactions and these can take numerous forms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is an agent to manage the pain on urination until the antibiotic takes effect. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more