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Does sulfamethoxazale/trimeth lower BP? My BP is normally in the 120's over 80, but now is down to 96/58. Is there a possible connection? 53 y/o male

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Dr. Jeffrey Buckman
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In brief: No-not a BP drug

Sulfamethoxazale/trimeth is a common antibiotic, Septra or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) by brand name, that has been used for years to treat a variety of simple common infections in the urinary tract, GI system and lungs.
This agent does not lower blood pressure at all, and other causes such as acute blood loss, or anemia from other sources must be excluded. Please visit your MD for a thorough evaluation.

In brief: No-not a BP drug

Sulfamethoxazale/trimeth is a common antibiotic, Septra or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) by brand name, that has been used for years to treat a variety of simple common infections in the urinary tract, GI system and lungs.
This agent does not lower blood pressure at all, and other causes such as acute blood loss, or anemia from other sources must be excluded. Please visit your MD for a thorough evaluation.
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