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What are bactrim/septra best used for?

What are bactrim/septra best used for?

See below: They are sulfa based drugs often used to treat urinary tract infections. They are also used to treat MRSA infections. ...Read more

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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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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I need to know what's an effective bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) alternative?

I need to know what's an effective bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) alternative?

Depends: ...On what is being treated? In general, clindamycin, vancomycin, or Linezolid are substitutes for skin/soft tissue infections, with more options if used for urinary or respiratory issue and not concerned about possible mrsa. ...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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What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

Gram neg: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treats gram negative infections. Most commonly bladder infections and some types of diarrhea. Patients usually get better in a few days. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfonamide. There are risks associated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) use during early pregnancy. We do not usually prescribe Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) during the first trimester. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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What is the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for?

What is the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for?

Various stuff: Probably the most common use for the fixed combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole is for urinary tract infections, the medication can be used for a variety of infections including nocardia, pneumocystis is and mrsa. ...Read more

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What's the effect of bactrim on ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

What's the effect of bactrim on ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Antibiotics: In general (and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one) interfere with birth control absorption and make them less effective and therefore increase potential risk for pregnancy. ...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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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?

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?

Maybe: Not everyone gets sick if they mix Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and alcohol. However, just skipping a dose won't keep it from happening. The medicine isn't metabolized quickly enough to prevent the reaction. So i'd be prepared to be ill. Or just don't drink. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) overdose?

What is the treatment for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) overdose?

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

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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?

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?

2 things: If antibiotic is not particularly effective for you, talk to your Physician about possibly switching to a different antibiotic. Also, sinusitis and upper molar infection often have overlapping symptoms. Make an appointment with your Dentist to check your upper right molars. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm on bactrim and everytime I smoke it makes me feel really nauseous, should I quit while I'm taking the medication?

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

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Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

Conflicted on if it is okay to have a couple beers while on bactrim. Will I be okay? No hard liquor.

No problem: Contrary to popular beliefs, there usually is no problem drinking alcohol (in moderation) while taking antibiotics, including Bactrim. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Safe: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Nexplanon (etonogestrel). ...Read more

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How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

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

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Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Interaction: Your physician or pharmacist can answer your question. I think it's ok to take peptobismol as long as you wait an hour or two after taking the bactrim. Bear in mind that peptobismol often causes the stool to be black. ...Read more

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Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim?

Can I take acetaminophen while taking Bactrim?

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