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Methotrexate And Bactrim
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Yes they are!Get a more detailed answer ›
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause muscle and joint pain can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and synthroid?
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Does Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) have sulfa. I am allergic to sulfa? Which one is better for UTI Keflex or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is sulfa: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains a sulfonamide ("sulfa drug") called sulfamethoxazole. It needs to be avoided by people with sulfa allergy. Cephalexin (Keflex) is less reliable for UTI; many UTI bacteria are resistant to it. Ask your doctor about possible treatment with a quinolone like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and others. ...Read more
Can i take enbrel (etanercept) 50mg and methotrexate 2.5mg x5 same day as sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim?
No!: Enbrel yes. Mtx oral no! the generic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will minimize absorption of the Methotrexate oral. This would not be the case if you took subcutaneous mtx. But taken orally, the same transporter protein puts both mtx and your sulfa drug into your blood stream. The dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is so much larger, it interferes appreciably. ...Read more
What other antibiotics are there instead of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for Renal Infections? Experiencing kidney pain but on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Renal infections: Hi Annie. There are many antibiotics that are available to treat genito-urinary infections (kidney infections). The antibiotic is generally selected based on the bacteria that may have been seen on the urine culture, the susceptibilities of the antibiotic to the bacteria and how much of the selected antibiotic is effectively delivered to the kidney and urine. ...Read more
DrugDrug interaction: Always tell your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist everything you take, whether prescription or otc. Include herbs & dietary supplements, too. Several drug-drug interaction checkers are available online. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. Latter says safe to take together: http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1835-0, 2128-1385. In fact, such a combo pill exists! ...Read more
Could i take cephalexin, erythromycin, or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while taking accutane?
Yes: There are many potential side effects and toxicities from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Most common would be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and various skin rashes. Bone marrow , liver and renal toxicity can also occur. That being said, most patients tolerate this drug combination with little or no difficulty. ...Read more