Not reliably. Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)) might work against gonorrhea but it isn't reliable or recommended. If you are tempted to use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left over from some other infection becuase you suspect you have gonorrhea or were exposed... Don't do it! See a doctor or clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck!
Hi I just wanted to know if the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will treat gonorrhea or chlamidya?
Basically no. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) is ineffective against chlamydia and there is a wide range of antibiotics that can be given for gonorrhea, but Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not one of them. Since some gonorrhea is resistant to antibiotics, only a physician can determine which one to use. Recommended therapy for chlamydia is Doxycycline or Azithromycin with fluorinated quinolones also effective. Read more...