Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No. Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole.

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I have proteus mirabilis. Was given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but I'm allergic to sulfa. So was given amoxcillin 500mg twice a day for 5 days. Is this effective?

Antibiotics for UTI. You best answer will come from the physician (p) who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You p knows the results of the sensitivities the bacteria have to antibiotics. Speak to your p for a more meaningful answer, as your p knows your case best of all. Read more...

Can I effectively take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for staph and Amoxicillan for sinus infection at the same time?

Yes but unnecessary. There are few bacteria (in the sinus or anywhere else) treated with amoxicillin that are not equally well treated with sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim). And taking both will increase the risk of side effects, especially diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Probably OK to stop the amoxicillin, but first check with your doctor. Read more...

What can I do if I'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Try other antibiotic. There are plenty of other antibiotics out there either for an acute infection or prophylaxis if needed. Discuss this with your dr. Alternatives include amoxicillin, augmentin, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Nitrofurantoin etc. Common allergic component of Bactrim is sulfamethoxizole. Trimethoprim, the other component of bactrim, is suitable for some patients. Read more...

I have a UTI but I'm allergic to Motrin, can I still take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS?

Generally, yes. I'm not known of motrin and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cross- sensitivity, your Doctor did prescribe it anyways, and should be safe,any serious reaction would appear in the first hour after the first pill, go to any ER/Urgent care waiting area and have the first dose, wait for an hour, if no reaction go home and continue the rest of your treatment, if any reaction occurs, you are in the very place you want to be. Read more...

I have to work I have no choice and I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic and my job is out side for ten hours?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) vs sun. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a brand of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (http://www.drugs.com/bactrim.html) which can make it easier to get a sunburn. Recommendation is to "Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors." In future, tell prescribing doc about your circumstances prior to accepting any prescription. Read more...