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Trimethoprim And Sulfamethoxazole Dosage
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
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
prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cellulitis to take 2 pills BID. have been taking every 12 hours. I've skipped dose and now it's 6hours later. what to do?
Take: Trying to take the medication exactly 12 hours apart is not needed (6-16 hours apart is fine). Take the miss dose now. Give it about 6 hours and take the next dose. Tomorrow get back to a normal schedule. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink alcoholic tonight if I took only 1 dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) this morning ?
OK to mix them: Like many people, you apparently assume that for some reason antibiotics and alcohol cannot be taken together. It isn't true: almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol. Of course heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection. However, moderate alcohol intake is fine with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and almost all other antibiotics. You could even use wine or beer to swallow the medicine. ...Read more
I have a uti. I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 3 days, twice a day. It is 5pm here, can I start my first dose now or do I need to wait until tomorrow?
Yes: If you wait for next day you will needlessly suffer for longer period of time. You can start tonight and continue tomorrow morning. ...Read more
I have a terribly painful u.t.i. And was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I think I missed my dose this a.m. and my pain is unbearable.Can I take 2 bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) at once?
No.: Taking a double dose will probably not speed thing up, and you may experience more of the side effects. Take AZO (OTC) urinary pain relief to help out until the antibiotics take effect. It provides fast relief of urinary pain, burning, urgency, and frequency. Taking more fluids, like cranberry juice, may also help the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you do if you missed a dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for a uti? I'm supposed to take it twice a day for 10 days.
Just continue with: next dose normally and make sure you don't miss anymore doses ...Read more