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Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Antibiotic: Treats or prevents infections. This medicine is a "sulfa drug" (sulfonamide). ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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How effective is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

How effective is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

Trimeth-sulfameth: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is a sulfa drug. What has it been prescrbed for? For acne, there are better oral medications. For urinary tract infections they can work effectively. Many side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to start working?

How long does it take trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to start working?

Pretty quick: If your treating a susceptible bacterial infection you will usually see a pretty significant improvement in the first few days. Some infections of course may take longer. Ask the doc who prescribed it since I'm speaking in generalities. He or she will know better for your specific case. ...Read more

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Is trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole likely to cause hives?

Is trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole likely to cause hives?

As likely as any: Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim) is an antibiotic used for urinary, respiratory and middle ear infections. Its use has increased because it is effective against many strains of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus). Like other drugs taken intermittently it can trigger allergic reactions. Hives are a common symptom of allergic reactions to drugs. ...Read more

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I am taking trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole P-Ds. Can I drink a few beers at a baseball game?

I am taking trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole P-Ds. Can I drink a few beers at a baseball game?

No.: Alcohol and this antibiotic do not mix. Have a nice lemonade! (sugar free best). Peanuts and popcorn? Go for it! Have good clean fun! ...Read more

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Help please, can I take cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) forte ratiopharm against uti?

Help please, can I take cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) forte ratiopharm against uti?

UTI: I'm not familiar with the name of the antibiotic you mention, though it sounds like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole). This is generally fine to treat UTI. If you don't improve, however, this might suggest resistance to this antibiotic. Please discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) allergy?

Cotrim: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic that combines trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe.
For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Yes: Other supportive measures include stool softeners, antipyretics, bed rest. Important to make sure there is no abscess or any other complication. Urological evaluation may be needed, ...Read more

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I have been suffering from acne for a couple years and have been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 4 months. Acne has cleared so can I stop taking the medication?

I have been suffering from acne for a couple years and have been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 4 months. Acne has cleared so can I stop taking the medication?

Yes: You should not take an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne in any case, or any antibiotic for a long time. Your best move would be to stop this and continue whatever topical agent you are using, or topical benzoyl peroxide at least for a while; taper it and see what happens. If you recur, chances are a topical agent will clear you; if not get with your physician. ...Read more

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Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for uti. This is my second UTI in a month. I have broken out in a rash. Want to know if I should just finish the medication or stop?

Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for uti. This is my second UTI in a month. I have broken out in a rash. Want to know if I should just finish the medication or stop?

Stop: I would be concerned that the rash is an allergic reaction to the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Call the provider who prescribed the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to determine if you need to be switched to an alternative antibiotic to treat the uti. ...Read more

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I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 6 days and as it has conceded with my menstrual cycle I see the bleeding is heavier than usual. Should I stop the medication?

I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 6 days and as it has conceded with my menstrual cycle I see the bleeding is heavier than usual. Should I stop the medication?

Unrelated: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not affect menstrual cycles. The changes in your cycle could be coincidental. It could also be related to whatever infection you have that caused the doctor to give you antibiotics. Regardless you should not take the medication in a way other than what was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter drug like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: In the usa antibiotics are not available over the counter. Excessive use of antibiotics leads to bacterial resistance. ...Read more

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What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

Okay: We prescribe this drug, otherwise known as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) all the time, especially to treat uti's in pregnancy. There is a insignificant increase in cleft lip with this drug. Most doctor in pregnancy will prescribe a penicillin, cephalosporin or Erythromycin as first line, but sometimes a woman has an infection that's resistant to those drugs, and a drug like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be prescribed given risk so low. ...Read more

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Very allergic to sulfa drugs, took 1 Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800 in error. What should I do?

Very allergic to sulfa drugs, took 1 Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800 in error. What should I do?

Antihistamine helps: In such a situation, one can take antihistamines such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec (all over-the-counter) and call her primary care doctor. What the doctor might do will likely depend on the type of reaction the patient has had in the past, how severe the reaction was, how fast the reaction happened, etc... Immediate, severe allergic reactions require an injection (EpiPen) and 911. ...Read more

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Can a person have a rash develop from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a day after finishing a 7-day course of the drug?

Can a person have a rash develop from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a day after finishing a 7-day course of the drug?

Probably > 1day.: A person can have a rash from Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or any other drug, but it likely developed during the course of the drug, not after. It may have been too subtle at first, and could have been attributed to other things, like food allergy or contact allergy from clothes washed with a detergents that can cause a rash in those who are susceptable. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting a 2nd bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) rash. A month after using the drug and stopping because of the 1st rash the drug was ok for a year before?

What is the chance of getting a 2nd bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) rash. A month after using the drug and stopping because of the 1st rash the drug was ok for a year before?

High: You are likely developing a sulfa allergy, in which case the allergy (/rash) will show up quicker and more intensely with next exposure to it. Not recommended in general. ...Read more

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Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne I just got it for my acne?

Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne I just got it for my acne?

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 more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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I got done with medicine for UTI, bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim) and took a drug test for a new job 52 hours after, will it be positive?

I got done with medicine for UTI, bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim) and took a drug test for a new job 52 hours after, will it be positive?

No: Bactrim isn't included in the panel of drug testing nor it will affect the test, and 52 hours are enough to eliminate the drug out of your system, good luck with your new job ...Read more

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Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Possible: Both Prozac (fluoxetine) and Trazodone can cause decreased libido as side effects. You are taking two antidepressants. Not clear why this is necessary. Suggest you discuss with prescribing doctor to review these meds and consider lower dose (s). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole (Definition)

Treats or prevents infections. This medicine is ...Read more