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Dr. Howard Schneider
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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. Howard Schneider
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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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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 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 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

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Taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tablet/i experiencing some pain in my shoulders can this be a side effect from the medication?

Taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tablet/i experiencing some pain in my shoulders can this be a side effect from the medication?

Unlikely: Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole causes many different side effects and toxicities but arthritis or joint pain is not among them. ...Read more

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Has anybody experience side effects from sulfamethoxazole?

Has anybody experience side effects from sulfamethoxazole?

Yes: Sulfamethoxaxole is a form of sulfa. It is an antibiotic. Allergic reactions, yeast infections and occasionally serious reactions such as steven johnson syndrome have been reported. ...Read more

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Sulfamethoxazole how long does it take to leave system?

Sulfamethoxazole how long does it take to leave system?

A day or so: The time for 1/2 to leave your system is listed as 10 hours, followed by 10 hours for half the remainder & so on. By the end of a day or so it is at minimal levels. ...Read more

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My urgent care doctor diagnosed my legs with Folliculitus. I am taking sulfamethoxazole-TMP how long will my infection last?

With proper use...: The infection should go away within 7-10 days, but this is why it is so important to finish all your antibiotics so that it does kill all the bacteria, even if your legs look better. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to mix nortriptyline and sulfamethoxazole?

Can it be possible for you to mix nortriptyline and sulfamethoxazole?

Nortriptylene levels: There's possibility of heart rhythm disturbances -- specifically, qt prolongation -- with this combination. Your doctor may want to check your nortriptylene levels if this combination absolutely needs to be given. ...Read more

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Sulfamethoxazole how long does it take to leave system?

A day or so: The time for 1/2 to leave your system is listed as 10 hours, followed by 10 hours for half the remainder & so on. By the end of a day or so it is at minimal levels. ...Read more

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How long do I need to continue taking sulfamethoxazole?

How long do I need to continue taking sulfamethoxazole?

Depends: Depends on what the medication was prescribed to treat. Speak to your physician for clarification. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sulfamethoxazole to get out of your system?

Depends: I hate giving that type of answer but unfortunately it is appropriate here. In general it would take approximately anywhere from 18 hours to 2 1/2 -3 days. If you have kidney failure it would be longer. This is based on the drug's "half life" - the time it takes for half the drug to leave the body. ...Read more

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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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