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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Trimethoprim (Definition)

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My BF has been on sulfa/trimethoprim 800 2x day for 8 months to treat skin. Is this affecting his fertility? TTC whole time and negative each month.

My BF has been on sulfa/trimethoprim 800 2x day for 8 months to treat skin. Is this affecting his fertility? TTC whole time and negative each month.

Not likely: B"sd per google are you taking Toronto Transit Commission or trying to conceive? - suspect the later. BF taking a full dose of antibiotic for a long time. "No adverse effects on fertility or general reproductive performance were observed in rats given oral dosages as high as 350 mg/kg/day sulfamethoxazole plus 70 mg/kg/day trimethoprim." does not appear to be issue in humans either. ...Read more

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Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Chlamydia Infection: Nope. That antibiotic is not known for efficacy against chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat hidradenitis suppertiva ?

Depends . . .: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) only works against those bacteria that are sensitive to it, just like diesel fuel is only good for a diesel engine. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 for more info. With that said, if your doc is concerned for MRSA (bacterial w/multiple drug resistance), Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an option (http://www.Cdc.Gov/mrsa/treatment/). ...Read more

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Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Many: Sulfa/trimethoprim is active against many bacteria including gram negative bacilli like e. Coli, gram positive cocci like staphylococcus aureus including mrsa. It is also active against the protozoa toxoplasmosis and the fungus pneumocystis carinii. ...Read more

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