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Can ip 272 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat vaginal bacterial infections?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Not really

This antibiotic is used most commonly in women for bladder infections.
It does not cover the common organisms that cause bacterial vaginitis.

In brief: Not really

This antibiotic is used most commonly in women for bladder infections.
It does not cover the common organisms that cause bacterial vaginitis.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology

In brief: Sulfa -Trimethoprim

Depending on the sensitivity of the organism isolated, sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim can be a very effective treatment for your condition.
If the cultured organism is sensitive, i applaud your doctor for using this time tested antimicrobial rather than prescribing a newer broad spectrum antimicrobial where overuse results in resistant organisms in the future.

In brief: Sulfa -Trimethoprim

Depending on the sensitivity of the organism isolated, sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim can be a very effective treatment for your condition.
If the cultured organism is sensitive, i applaud your doctor for using this time tested antimicrobial rather than prescribing a newer broad spectrum antimicrobial where overuse results in resistant organisms in the future.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Dr. Evans Prieston
Thank
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