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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sulfamethoxazole (Overview)

Sulfamethoxazole is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What does sulfamethoxazole do for acne?

What does sulfamethoxazole do for acne?

Kills bugs: It will kill off the bacteria responsible for acne. It's not a bad antibiotic for partial management of this annoying illness; there are other medicines that can augment its effectiveness. Today all acne can be managed successfully using scientific remedies. Good luck and thanks for asking. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
109 doctors shared insights

Sulfamethoxazole (Overview)

Sulfamethoxazole is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Are there harmful interactions between sulfamethoxazole and sunlight?

Are there harmful interactions between sulfamethoxazole and sunlight?

Yes: Sulfa drugs generally increase the skins sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as you may sunbaurn more easily. Use spf 30 sunscreen and wear protective clothing. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Antibiotic: Treats or prevents infections. This medicine is a "sulfa drug" (sulfonamide). ...Read more

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Why did my doctor prescribe "sulfamethoxazole" for my cellulitis instead of a typical penicillin or cephalosporin?

Why did my doctor prescribe "sulfamethoxazole" for my cellulitis instead of a typical penicillin or cephalosporin?

Resistance: There is an increasing amount of resistance to penicillins and cephalosporins in the bacteria that cause skin infections, but sulfamethoxazole is one of the antibiotics that is still effective. ...Read more

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I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-tmp but am terrified to take it due to the skin peeling disease.?

I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-tmp but am terrified to take it due to the skin peeling disease.?

There is risk: Steven johnson rash is an infrequent result of the use of sulfa meds. Do not take if there is any hisory personal or family of sulfa drug allergies. If taken stop if unexpected itchy hives, fever, joint pain or lip/mouth sores develop. ...Read more

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How effective is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

How effective is  trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

Trimeth-sulfameth: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is a sulfa drug. What has it been prescrbed for? For acne, there are better oral medications. For urinary tract infections they can work effectively. Many side effects. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp. Will the morning after pill work?

I'm currently taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp. Will the morning after pill work?

No interactions...: There are no interactions between these two meds so if you take Plan B as prescribed you should be fine in this regards. However, note that Bactrim could interact with other combination contraceptives, so always consult with your doctor when taking new antibiotics if you take other type of birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Gantanol (Definition)

Gantanol is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more