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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Sulfamethoxazole (Definition)

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


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Hi, do you think I can drink any amount of alcohol while on sulfamethoxazole tmp ds?

Hi, do you think I can drink any amount of alcohol while on sulfamethoxazole tmp ds?

Sulfamethoxazole: Drugs. Com did not reveal an interaction (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2127-0, 1034-14582) ...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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How do you diagnose chemical meningitis, I was recently prescribed sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS & had classic meningitis symptoms.

How do you diagnose chemical meningitis, I was recently prescribed sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS & had classic meningitis symptoms.

Probably unrelated: You can't get chemical meningitis from taking this (or any other antibiotic) by mouth. Most people with "classic meningitis symptoms" don't have meningitis. See your doctor if symptoms continue or if severe. (If severe headache, high fever, or altered consciouness, get seen immediately, with an ER visit if necessary.) ...Read more

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My husband has shingles can sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds get rid of it?

My husband has shingles can sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds get rid of it?

No: Shingles is viral infection. Antibiotic like sulfamethoxazole is not the treatment for viral infection. Antiviral can help to shorten duration of shingles if the drug is started within the first 24-48 hours since the skin eruption. ...Read more

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How do you get a urine infection? Could a partner give it to you? I have to take a drug called sulfamethoxazole tmp ds twice a day. Iam scared to take it because of the side effects.

How do you get a urine infection? Could a partner give it to you? I have to take a drug called sulfamethoxazole tmp ds twice a day. Iam scared to take it because of the side effects.

Urinary: Urinary tract infections are very common in women due to their short urethra. It is most common when they are sexually active, or delay urination (such as with teachers) when they shouldn't have. Remember always urinate after sex first, then cuddle.
The drug you mention is a sulfa antibiotic which is commonly used for treatment of uti's. It is very safe and very effective. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I am taking ic sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tables for more than a week and my voice is not normal. I am a teacher and that does not help. Advise?

Laryngitis?: Could be viral i.e. No treatment needed will resolve on own. If bacterial, your antibiotic seems reasonable. Another one that is good for laryngitis is azithromycin. This been said, you may have singer's node due to irritation of vocal cords. You need voice rest and if no better next week see ear nose and throat doc. Hope you are not a smoker which increases chances of cancer larynx. ...Read more

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I was prescribed to phenazopyridine 200 mg and sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds for uti. I got really hot and sick today, can I atleast stop taking the first?

I was prescribed to phenazopyridine 200 mg and sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds for uti. I got really hot and sick today, can I atleast stop taking the first?

Yes: The Phenazopyridine treats the discomfort of the uti. However, it is more likely that you are allergic to the antibiotic. Contact your doctor's office before they close for the weekend and try to get a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and have been taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds for the last 3 days can I be sexually active or have a few beers I never had painfull urination I just felt like I had to constantly go and it was a bit tingly when I was done urinating. I felt nor

Sexual ok, beer not: Sexual activity is not unsafe when being treated for a uti, but I would keep in mind that many women acquire uti's because of very vigorous sexual activity, so I would avoid anything especially athletic or likely to involve the area of the urethra (right below the clitoris). Alcohol is not a good idea with an infection, or while on antibiotics. Avoid it until you are finished with the medication. ...Read more

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To my last question, if I'm feeling fine now, is it okay to take the second pill of sulfamethoxazole-tmp today and see if it makes me sick again?

Sure, you can try: Sulfamethoxazole-tmp (bactrim) is a good medicine but can cause some stomach upset--such as nausea/vomitting, and less frequently diarrhea etc... If symptoms are severe, I recommend consulting doc for an alternative.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp?

What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp?

There are a few: 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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Is the medicine sulfamethoxazole-tmp used for bladder infections?

Yes: It is not the only antibiotic used for bladder infections and can be used for other infections not involving the bladder. Self treating should be avoided. ...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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What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp--am I allergic to cephalexin?

What are the side effects of sulfamethoxazole-tmp--am I allergic to cephalexin?

Allergenic: Tmp (bactrim, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) etc.) has a sulfonamide as one component. These are among the most allergy creating drugs known and anyone who is developing an allergy to other classes of drugs, like cephalosporins, has a higher risk of also being allergic to sulfa. Be careful! ...Read more

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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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Been on sulfamethoxazole tmp ss tablet for two while days I feel tired nauseous and have had a dull headache. Is this an allergic reaction? Or no?

Been on sulfamethoxazole tmp ss tablet for two while days I feel tired nauseous and have had a dull headache. Is this an allergic reaction? Or no?

Not An Allergy: It doesn't sound like an allergy but may simply be one of the side effects of the medicine in you. Depending on the severity of the infection you are taking it for, you might want to stop the medicine and see if you feel better. ...Read more

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I am currently taking sulfamethoxazole tmp for a uti. Can I use monistat while taking this antibiotic?

I am currently taking sulfamethoxazole tmp for a uti. Can I use monistat while taking this antibiotic?

Yes you can: Monistat is a safe medicine and it does not have any interactions with other antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp if pragnant I had bladder infection, and took this medic-en and today I found out that I'm pregnant one month. What should I do?

Hello,: Hello, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is rated pregnancy category c by the fda. It is not recommended during pregnancy. I recommend that you get in touch with your ob/gyn doctor and explain situation. Your obstetrician will make further recommendations. Take care. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and sulfamethoxazole-tmp basically the same thing?

Identical: Septra is also the same thing. Sulfamethoxizole-tmp is the generic form. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is manufactured by roche and septra by glaxo. Roche developed sulfa component & glaxo the trimethoprim. Roche have done a better job marketing & hence is better known. ...Read more

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I am on the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole-TMP for over eight months for acne. I've been having major loss of appetite, is this something to worry about?

I am on the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole-TMP for over eight months for acne. I've been having major loss of appetite, is this something to worry about?

Drug: May be a side effect of the drug. See your primary care for a complete checkup to look for other causes of weight loss. Call the dermatologist to see if there are other antibiotics you can take. Also be sure you are taking a probiotic to replace the bacteria of your intestine in case the weight loss is due to malabsorption from a change in the bacteria of the intestines ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and the doctors gave me metronidazole, phenaz opyridine, sulfamethoxazole-tmp dest tablet. I am having pain still what to do?

I have a bladder infection and the doctors gave me metronidazole, phenaz opyridine, sulfamethoxazole-tmp dest tablet. I am having pain still what to do?

Return to your Docto: If pain is not better after few seats of antibiotics, you either have the wrong antibiotics or something else is causing the pain, so you better return to be checked. ...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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Is it common to take "sulfamethoxazole-tmp" pills for acne treatment (apparently its suppose to stop bacteria growth under the dark acne scar spots)?

Is it common to take "sulfamethoxazole-tmp" pills for acne treatment (apparently its suppose to stop bacteria growth under the dark acne scar spots)?

See below: Smx-tmp is one of several antibiotics used to control cases of more severe acne (tetracycline family, clindamycin, some cephalosporins, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are also used). If acne is mild, use topical antibiotics to avoid side effects of systemic antibiotics: e.g., smx-tmp is a notorious photosensitizer, so use sunblock while taking it. Dermatologist can optimize regimen for acne. ...Read more

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I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-tmp for acne by my derm. I took it and feel slight nausea stomach pains. Is this normal? Will I get a rash?

I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-tmp for acne by my derm. I took it and feel slight nausea stomach pains. Is this normal? Will I get a rash?

Probably Medication: If you are experiencing nausea, it could be the medication. Additionally, one of the side effects of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a rash. Consult your physician about alternative medications. ...Read more

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Gantanol (Definition)

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