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Dx w/severe UTI Tue afternoon, RX Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Taken 7 pills so far. Should the infection be clearing up? Should my urine still be cloudy?

Dx w/severe UTI Tue afternoon, RX Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Taken 7 pills so far. Should the infection be clearing up? Should my urine still be cloudy?

UTI: For treatment of UTI Bactrian is taken one tablet TWICE a day and not once a day. In 7 days you should have consumed 14 tablets and not 7. In view of ibadequate treatment, I highly doubt that your UTI is resolved. Please see your MD for further management. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What to do when 3 days worth of trimethoprim doesn't clear bladder infection? White blood cells found in urine.

What to do when 3 days worth of trimethoprim doesn't clear bladder infection? White blood cells found in urine.

Follow up: Follow up with your doc on the original culture in the urinalysis. What bacteria grew, what antibiotic is it sensitive to? Your doctor might give you a different antibiotic depends on your clinical presentation. In the meantime, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Have been taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for presumed urine infection 48 hours+. But still dribbling instead of peeing and pain is substantial. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) working?

Have been taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for presumed urine infection 48 hours+. But still dribbling instead of peeing and pain is substantial. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) working?

Here are some...: Hi! TothK441, Sorry to know how you have been suffering. At this time, you should go to any nearby ER to be checked if you're already reaching "overflow urinary incontinence". To get the related things of caring for your current conditions correctly, please peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doctor for right Dx ...Read more

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Use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x for 5 days-UTI. Last dose. Urine checked today, no infection but still have some lower back & pelvic pain. How long until I get relief?

Use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x for 5 days-UTI. Last dose. Urine checked today, no infection but still have some lower back & pelvic pain. How long until I get relief?

Needs evaluation: If your pain were caused by a bladder infection then it should be better by now. There are two possibilities. 1. Your infection was not sensitive to the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). This seems unlikely since your urine test today was normal 2. Your pain is caused by something else. This is more likely. Follow up with your physician is warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have staff infection, and was given sulfameth/trimethoprim. Is this the right med?

What to do if I have staff infection, and was given sulfameth/trimethoprim. Is this the right med?

Yes: To be certain, a culture and sensitivity will determine whether your staph (short for staphylococcus) infection is going to respond to that medication. ...Read more

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What infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 treat?

Treatment: It is often used to treat MRSA as well as utis, and ear infections. ...Read more

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I have finished trimethoprim for a uti and I still have very strong foul smelling urine?

I have finished trimethoprim for a uti and I still have very strong foul smelling urine?

UTI: If all your other UTI symptoms have resolved, then the foul smell should clear in a few days as well. If you have persisting symptoms, then there is a chance that the antibiotics haven't worked and you may need another broad spectrum antibiotic. If you are still experiencing other symptoms, visit your GP who can test your urine and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take Ciprofloaxin and sulfameth trimethoprim for my staph infection?

Need more info: These are prescription medications. Your physician who prescribed them has made the decision to prescribe these two drugs based on the kind of germs causing your infection. I feel that if you are concerned about these two drugs given together you should ask your physician for clarification. ...Read more

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Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Many: Sulfa/trimethoprim is active against many bacteria including gram negative bacilli like e. Coli, gram positive cocci like staphylococcus aureus including mrsa. It is also active against the protozoa toxoplasmosis and the fungus pneumocystis carinii. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) fight all infections?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used to treat many different bacterial infections. There is no antibiotic that can treat every type of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can I use septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for any infection?

Can I use septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for any infection?

No: Antibiotics are successful only if the bacteria are susceptible. Many bacteria are drug resistant, and therefore, a drug like septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be used for those infections where successful outcomes can be expected. ...Read more

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Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) heal an infection of the umbilicus?

Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) heal an infection of the umbilicus?

Depends: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a broad-apectrum antibiotic, meaning that it target many different types of bacteria, including mrsa.

It is an adequate first-line drug for skin infections, as long as no other conditions are present.

In order to be 100% certain, your would need to know what organism is causing the infection by getting cultures.

Do not take any prescription drugs without seeing your physician! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have urine urgency while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is it normal to have urine urgency while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

See below: Bactrim does not cause urgency usuallu from infection. Hi resistance to Bactrim Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be better choice. ...Read more

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What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

Gram neg: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treats gram negative infections. Most commonly bladder infections and some types of diarrhea. Patients usually get better in a few days. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kp in my urine c&s is it cureable I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days I am panicking.

I was diagnosed with kp in my urine c&s is it cureable I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days I am panicking.

Take as prescribed: C&S (culture & sensitivity) results demonstrate what the specific bacterial infection is by 'growing' it in culture media and identifies it. In addition, the testing also determines what antibiotics the bacteria is 'sensitive' to, so that the correct medication can be used. If taken as prescribed, the infection should be 'cleared' after completion of the 10 days. ...Read more

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I'm having a fasting blood test because they found gluclose in my urine but I'm also on Trimethoprim for the UTI. Should I still go ahead with the test tomorrow morning?

I'm having a fasting blood test because they found gluclose in my urine but I'm also on Trimethoprim for the UTI. Should I still go ahead with the test tomorrow morning?

Probably should wait: There are some reports of trimethoprim lowering blood sugar in patients already on diabetic medication. This affect is not as clear in normal patients. It is more important to have your UTI treated so I would suggest postponing your fasting blood glucose test until your trimethoprim is completed. The chance of affecting your glucose is low but you want your result to be accurate. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more