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Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim Phenazopyridine Side Effects
Phenazopyridine is a mild urinary tract numbing agent, available without a prescription. Sold as pyridium, azo, uristat (phenazopyridine) and others, this drug can calm the sting from bladder infections and may help decrease urinary frequency and urgency. Note that it changes the color of the urine to a darker orange. It does not cure infections. It is not supposed to be taken for more than a few ...Read more
Yes: No should be fine, read bottle for side effects, no known ...Read more
What are the side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? . I have a UTI and that's 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
Is it possible for me to take phenazopyridine while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Get 2nd opinion: This drug has been used but from my reading, a tetracycline is preferred as much safer. An antibiotic should never be the sole treatment for acne, and people are recommending now that courses of antibiotics not be longer than three months. The fact that you asked also raises concern in my mind about your relationship to your physician. I suggest a second opinion. Let's find what's right for you. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Doxy: Hello, for complicated infections, doctors often times use more than one antibiotic. Make sure your doctor knows you are taking 2 antibiotics. If one doctor is treating a urinary infection and another is treating a bronchitis with two antibiotics, you may be over medicated. Each patient that walks into our office poses a unique challenge. Make sure your family doctor is aware of your medication. ...Read more
Acne sulfa: The drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim would be able to treat acne but except in unusual cases it is not a good drug to treat acne. The main reason is that there are many other safer medications to use for long term treatment, particularly members of the tetracycline family. Rarely a person can have an adverse reaction to sulfa drugs that can be very severe. I have seen 4 people die from it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor prescribed me sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800mg/160mg to treat a stye, will that work? I've had it for 1month, it popped but came back
Have it checked: If it came back, I would be concerned that it may not be just a stye. It could be a chalazion, which is an inflammation in one of the oil glands that may need to be incised, or something else. I'm would suggest seeing an ophthalmologist who should be able to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time my dr prescribes sulfamethoxazole &trimethoprim, I get an itchy red spot on my foot, the dr says its not from this med, could it be? .
Possible: But unlikely that an allergic response would be limited to a single spot on your foot. Discuss w/your doctor. They know you best. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink keflex 500 mg 1tablet every 6 hr. And sulfamethoxazole- trimethoprim 800-160 mg 1 every 12 hrs.
Medications: Yes. Of course. Especially if both were prescribed by a physician for a specific problem. ...Read more
I just started taking sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim...is it safe to work out at the gym while on this specific antibiotic?
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