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What Is Bactrim For
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
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
Please advice to what category does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) forte belong to and whether is it a risk for a pregnant woman to take during the 1st 10 days of pregnancy?
How do doctors decide what duration of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to use for an uncomplicated UTI without urine analysis? The duration ranges from 3-10 days.
Here are some. ..: Review of patient's clinical scenario at present and in the past + clinical reports from study/experience + commonsense/wisdom will deduce reasonable duration & timing of taking drugs like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI. Thus far, clinical studies on treating UTI have showed: taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) longer than 3-5 days would not generate additional benefit. That is how the empiric care has come about. Best wish. .. ...Read more
What are if bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) works for strep throat and or sinus infections?
What if youv been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 6 days and you only have 4 days left, there 12 hours apart, if I skip taking one tonight an drink will I get sick?
BACTRIM (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) OVERDOSE:
The symptoms of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) overdose depends on dosage and over how long period it was taken. It contains sulphamethazole, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in abdomen, dizziness, jaundice and trimethoprin causes nausea, headache and vomiting, confusion and bone marrow suppresion
treatment involves pumping the stomach, supportive care, IV fluids and treatment of complications if they arise. ...Read more
Sinusitis diagnosed and suffering from a constant dull pain on the right side of my mouth. What can be done (taking bactrim/Advil) to cure/relive pain?
I would like to know what alternative there is to bactrim. I have prostatitis Bactria helped the best but made me to sick tryed cipro and doxycycline?
Maybe no antibiotic: First have a frank conversation with your doctor about whether you need antibiotic treatment of any kind. Most prostatitis is non-infectious and antibiotics don't help. They're usually worth a try, but it's often best to stop after a couple of tries don't work and limit treatment to urine flow drugs, NSAIDs, etc. If documented bacterial infection, maybe consult with infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which was given for a skin disorder being the cause of acute renal failure.
Does anybody know what I can take beside bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) because of bladder infection and not able to sleep with urgency?
I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?
Good question: Your question should be, what is more important, your health or your need to smoke. This symptom of nausea is a wake up call TO STOP SMOKING forever and continue to take the Bactrim to rid yourself of the infection. I know it can be hard to stop smoking, but as is said the journey of a long life starts with the first step and that step is to stop smoking to avoid cancer & lung disease. ...Read more
Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.
How long does it take folliculitis to respond to antibiotics? I have been taking Bactrim twice a day and I'm on day 4 with no improvement.
I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and I'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read more
Bactrim: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or Bactrim should be an effective drug for dysentry. Hopefully your doctor obtained a stool culture which gives the name of the infecting organism, and the sensitivities of the germ. Armed with that information in hand, the best therapy can be prescribed. About 10% of people have side effects from Bactrim - if that's you- call the doc back for new recommendations. ...Read more
Took 1st dose of Bactrim at 11:45am. Can I take the 2nd at 9pm and not wait the full 12 hours? Uti. 3 days of Bactrim 2x daily prescribed.
Mgt.: It should be fine, but closer to 12 hours may be advisable. Please follow up for continued symptoms. ...Read more
Sounds ok: If a normal person has taken acetaminophen (Tylenol) in the past without getting side effects, and has taken Bactrim in the past without getting side effects, then she should be able to take them together without problem. The two drugs don't create a problem together. However, some people eventually get allergic to Bactrim, so one should call her doctor if a reddish rash develops after Bactrim. ...Read more
Should be OK: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›