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Sulfameth Tmp Ds Tab For Sinus Infection

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i have a sinus infection was this the right medicine to get. me mouth hurts alot how long for medicine to kick in

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David Says:
 
Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim DS is a sulfonamide antibacterial combination used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections.

You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below...
http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Sulfamethoxazole+%2B+Trimethoprim%2C+SMX%2DTMP/­

If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you.

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Marie Says:
 
After a few doses of Sulfameth/TMP DS I have broken out with a rash on one side of my face and am experiencing nausea. Are both those symptoms a by-product of this medication?

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David Says:
 
Hi Marie... both of those are side effects of this drug. Please take a look at the information below and you can find your symptoms among the many others associated with Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim.

Side effects of Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can include:

Painful or swollen tongue;
dizziness, spinning sensation; ringing in your ears; joint pain; or sleep problems (insomnia)

More serious side effects that can occur may include:

Fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red SKIN RASH; the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; cough, feeling short of breath; diarrhea that is watery or bloody; feeling restless or irritable, confusion, hallucinations, seizure;
slow heart rate, weak pulse, severe tingling, numbness, muscle pain or weakness; NAUSEA, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or urinating less than usual or not at all.

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pattycake Says:
 
can i take trimeth/sulfa for my sinus..my nose is stopped up so bad i can't breathe thru my nose and i feel like my nose and face is about to explode w/ so much pressure and i can feel it draining in my throat.i also have fatty liver..but the problem is i can't go to dr. ..no money and i have a bottle from awhile back ..it expires 9/21/11 and was got on 9/21/10 and i forgot what it was for so if u can help me that would be great i'm in pain..oh i don't know the mgs,,it only has number..53746-0272-05


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David Says:
 
To answer your question, yes, Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can be used for a sinus infection. Whether or not it is the best option for your circumstance isn't a question I can answer, but it would be up to your discretion in deciding whether or not to deal with the side effects of this pill and any other risks that may be associated with taking it in your current state of health along with other risk factors. That would essentially be for a doctor to decide, but in your case you should do what you feel is right since you were prescribed this medication in the past.

The number you provided 53746-0272-05, shows up as Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim DS (800 mg - 160 mg). This pill is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals.

Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim is a sulfonamide antibacterial combination that is used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections.

More info about this drug can be viewed in the link below:
http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Sulfamethoxazole+%2B+Trimethoprim%2C+SMX%2DTMP/­

Do you have any other questions or comments regarding this medication?

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