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I get insomnia from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160. How long after taking a pill might this impact me?

See answer. The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for a drug to lose half (50%) of its pharmacologic or physiologic properties. The half-life of the two drug ingredients in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are 8 and 10 hrs. Therefore, after 5 half-lifes or 40 and 50 hrs for the 2 drugs, 97% of the drugs will be out of your system (~2 days). One would expect any related insomnia to be short? Read more...

My husband has RA he has some abseset teeth. The whole right side of his face is swellon. Would the antibotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800/160 help with his absest.?

Abcess. The best treatment for abscess is to be drained surgically. For any oral infection one of the best antibiotics is penicillin., talk to a dentist. Read more...
See a dentist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the first choice to treat dental abscess, and it is unwise to take antibiotics unless prescribed by a doctor. Take your husband to a dentist today as facial swelling is dangerous! they can advise on the correct antibiotic. The abscess will not fully go away with just antibiotics. The infected teeth need to be treated to eliminate the source of infection. Read more...