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What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): The answer can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. It can also lead to overgrowth of other types of bacteria that are not sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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History of UTI. Bladder inf 2 weeks cultured given Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Cleared 1 week. Have another one on Septra not working. Do I need to be off meds 4 recheck?

History of UTI. Bladder inf 2 weeks cultured given Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Cleared 1 week. Have another one on Septra not working. Do I need to be off meds 4 recheck?

No: If you feel that you now have a recurrent UTI following adequate treatment and symptom resolution of a recent earlier UTI as described, failure of current symptoms to again resolve suggests either an alternative non-UTI diagnosis or, more likely, a new UTI by a bacteria now resistant to Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) in which case you "do not" need to be off Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to obtain a valid repeat urinalysis and urine culture. ...Read more

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What can I do if i'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What can I do if i'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Try other antibiotic: There are plenty of other antibiotics out there either for an acute infection or prophylaxis if needed. Discuss this with your dr. Alternatives include amoxicillin, augmentin, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Nitrofurantoin etc. Common allergic component of Bactrim is sulfamethoxizole. Trimethoprim, the other component of bactrim, is suitable for some patients. ...Read more

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Can I take Tamil flu if I'm allegeric to sulfate products including bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?????

Can I take Tamil flu if I'm allegeric to sulfate products including bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?????

YES.: Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate, C16H28N2O8P), a pro-drug that converts in the body to oseltamivir carboxylate doesn't contain any sulfur or sulfate-containing substances .While you aren't much more likely than anyone else to have an allergic reaction, you are just as likely as anyone else to experience side effects. As with any Rx, appropriate use of Tamiflu is paramount. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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