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Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more


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What is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains sulfonamide & is used to treat or prevent infections.. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Uti septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds side effects?

Uti septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds side effects?

Overall rather safe: Allergic side effects: skin rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, rarely - anaphylaxis, stevens-johnson syndrome. Gastro-intestinal: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, anorexia, stomatitis & rarely hepatitis. Kidney: interstitial nephritis, BUN & creatinine elevation & rarely kidney failure. Mood changes, cough & shortness of breath, easy bruising, weakness, insomnia, fatigue. Any changes noted ? Se. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Not reliably: Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)) might work against gonorrhea but it isn't reliable or recommended. If you are tempted to use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left over from some other infection becuase you suspect you have gonorrhea or were exposed... Don't do it! See a doctor or clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat herpes?

Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat herpes?

No, it does not: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (also called Septra or Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections. It does not stop viruses. Thus, it does not treat herpes infections, which are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat shingles?

Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat shingles?

No bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for virus: No. Only is there is a secondary infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an anti-biotics and works against certain bacteria. Shingles is due to a virus (herpes zoster) virus and antibiotics do not work against viruses. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

2 classes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of 2 drugs, trimetoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The first is a pyrimidine derivative and the second is a sulfonamide (sulfa). Ds stands for double strength as opposed to ss, single strength. The difference is in the dosage. ...Read more

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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a recommended treatment for BV. ...Read more

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Can children take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Can children take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) indications: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with Sulfa allergies should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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What dosage of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

DS 3X/day: If you are normal size with normal renal function 1 double strength tablet (160/800 mgs) 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for mrsa?

MRSA: Generally local skin lesions can be easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra if you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause indigestion?

Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause indigestion?

Possibly: All medications, including bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can cause symptoms of indigestion. This is primarily due to your intestines being exposed to a medication that it is not "use to." if this is the case, this side effect tends to be temporary. Other medications can cause increased acid irritation to the esophagus. Best to see your doctor if these symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What to do if i had primpex(trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole) please what are the side effects?

Unless you: have a reaction to one of the ingredients, side effects are very uncommon. Check w/your doctor or look up a website such as drugs.com or epocrates ...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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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be crushed?

Yes: It can but it tastes bad. Ask for the liquid suspension form. ...Read more

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What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

2 classes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of 2 drugs, trimetoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The first is a pyrimidine derivative and the second is a sulfonamide (sulfa). Ds stands for double strength as opposed to ss, single strength. The difference is in the dosage. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds ?

What are alternatives to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds ?

Need more informatio: Antibiotics are selected by doctors to cover infections caused by specific bacteria. When looking for alternative medications, you must know what bacteria you are treating. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for mrsa?

MRSA: Generally local skin lesions can be easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra if you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat herpes?

No, it does not: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (also called Septra or Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections. It does not stop viruses. Thus, it does not treat herpes infections, which are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

Sulfonamides: These drugs are the most allergenic antibiotics available. You can have almost any type of problem from simple rashes, to anemia, fevers, life-threatening anaphylaxis. It is almost, name it and it can happen. ...Read more

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What dosage of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

DS 3X/day: If you are normal size with normal renal function 1 double strength tablet (160/800 mgs) 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) have any negative effect?

Yes: There are many potential side effects and toxicities from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Most common would be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and various skin rashes. Bone marrow , liver and renal toxicity can also occur. That being said, most patients tolerate this drug combination with little or no difficulty. ...Read more

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What are side effects of septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

What are side effects of  septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sensitivity to sunlight, fever, cough, rash, rarely fatigue & pain & swelling of eyes. ...Read more

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I use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) dm if it expired2014?

 I use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) dm if it expired2014?

Probably OK: You should not treat yourself with leftover drug, unless instructed to do so by your doctor, usually after additional diagnostic tests to confirm whatever diagnosis is suspected. However, outdated drug should be fine. Expiration dates are very conservative and usually not an issue if stored properly, e.g. not in a hot car glove box. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) from 2014 should be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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What is the dose of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) For MRSA: If the strain of MRSA is sensitive to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the normal dose in a patient with normal kidney function would be one Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds tablet every 12 hours. ...Read more

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