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Sulfamethoxazole

FDA Approved: March 23, 1978
Pharm Company: SANDOZ
Category: Antibiotics

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Sulfamethoxazole Overview

Sulfamethoxazole (abbreviated SMZ or SMX)[1][2][3] is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic. It is most often used as part of a synergistic combination with trimethoprim in a 5:1 ratio in co-trimoxazole (abbreviated SMZ-TMP and SMX-TMP,[4] or TMP-SMZ and TMP-SMX), also known under trade names such as Bactrim, Septrin, or Septra; in Eastern Europe it is marketed as Biseptol. Its primary activity is against susceptible forms of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Escherichi...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfamethoxazole

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sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim tablets, usp 800mg/ 160 mg double strenth
i am giving 15 tablets twice a day to my horse could you tell me what this takes care of for me is it for pain or an antibioc ? want to know what it is for please and thank you ## can i give sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim 800 mg to horse for cough and inflammation ## Sulfamthoxazole/Trimethoprim Tablets are an antibiotic. Does your horse have and infection or has it been injured, i.e. puncture wound? ## What is the normal dosage for Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim DS 800-160, for horses ## Co-trimoxazole- antibacterial combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, in the ratio of 1 to 5, used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. The name co-trimoxazole is the British Approved Name, and has been marketed worldwide under many trade names including Septra (GSK), Ba...
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what is sulfameth tmptreat
what are the list of infection that sulfamethoxazole - tmp treat
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Ilvitrim
what is this drug, what is for exatly what type of desease ## Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat "various types of infections". In the U.S. it is commonly prescribed under the brand name Bactrim. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## I have developed 3 to 4 sores on my scalp, I was diagnosed Hiv+ in 2006 and have since being taking ARVs, I recently consulted the clinic and the nurse just said to me its HIV with arrogance & impatience and prescribed ilvitrim in a packet containing 56 tablets, no explanation & for how long must I take this medication? i dont know....
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TMP DS
real bad yeast on my foot.blisters, skin peeling, very foul oder. will this help me ## Hi Niesha, How are you? Sorry to hear about the yeast on your foot. To answer your question though, sulfamethoxazole/tmp is generally not recommended for treating yeast infections, as it is more so intended to treat "bacterial" infections. So in my opinion, it isn't necessarily the best 1st choice option. If you want to eradicate a yeast infection I would suggest talking with your doctor about trying an anti-fungal medication, such as Diflucan (Fluconazole), which is actually marketed for use in treating yeast infections/candida specifically. It's also important to note that some antibiotics (including sulfamethoxazole/tmp) can also backfire and have been known to CAUSE yeast infection...
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smz/tmp ds 800-160 tab interpharm
SMZ/TMP DS 800-160 TAB INTERPHARM ## This contains 800mgs of Sulfamethoxazole and 160mgs of Trimethoprim, a generic for Bactrim. This is an antibiotic. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and dizziness. ## I took 2 doses of this medicine and ended up in the ER with a splitting headache, after I threw up everything I have eaten since the 3rd grade! I was disoriented and had trouble relating what was wrong to the doctors. After 5 hours in the ER with an IV, anti-nausea and pain meds... I was able to return home. Never take this medicine! ## Is this drug really bad? If so why do doctor's still prescribe it?!!!! Thanks a concerned grinch!!!! ## Yes, I've been taking this med for 4 days and am nauseated all day and into the nite. Will quit this ...
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difference between sulfamethoxazole tmp ss tab and sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tab
what is the difference between sulfamethoxazole tmp ss tab and sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tab (bactrim ds tablet)? Are they same dosages? Can one use them interchangeably? Thanks ## Hi wayne, From what I could gather, I believe the difference between the "SS" vs "DS" is single strength and double strength tablets. The DS tablets reportedly contain double the amount of active ingredients and I've also heard this was the case from other patients who've received an answer to this question as well. The other important difference to know about is that the double strength tablet is usually only taken twice daily as opposed to four times a day with the regular strength tablets. So if you're going to be interchanging between the two dosages, you'll also have to take...
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SMZTMP DS 800160 tab Interpharm
IP 272 ## Just to clarify, the pill in description is Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim DS (800 mg - 160 mg). It is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim is a sulfonamide antibacterial combination of Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole, in the ratio of 1 to 5, 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... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## Can I take SMZ/TMP DS 800/160 TAB INTERPHARM for a tooth infection if I'm taking Lyrica and Cymbalta?
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sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet help!!!!
Okay so I got a staff assess drained about a week ago and started on sulfamethoxazole dm or ds tablet and I developed a fever about 2 days ago and I've been itchy all over for 2 days now I have also been experiencing the feeling of things crawling on me and extreme anxiety attacks and weird cold and hot flashes. Are these side effects or am I allergic to the medication? Should I go see my doctor even though I saw him about 2 or 3 days ago before the itching started. I'm off the meds now just to let you know I just need to know what to do. ## Hello, Hazel! How are you? Yes, it seems that you're allergic. Did you finish your course of treatment? If so, then it will just take a week or two for the symptoms to go away. However, if not, then you need to see your doctor for a diff...
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embatrim forte
what kind of drug is embatrim forte? ## wath is embatrim? ## this drug was given and was told to drink twice a day but no further instruction like on how many days to be taken. pls reply asap ## Embatrim Forte is reported to contain Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg (also known as Co-trimoxazole). This is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections. You can read more about this medication at: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## side effect of embatrim forte ## i want to know where i can use the EMBATRIM FORTE ## How many time should I take embratrim
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sulfamethoxazole 800 trimeth 160mg tab
can this medication be usefull for a prostate infection!! ## Hello, Big bog! How are you? This is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of infections as deemed appropriate by your doctor. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sulfamethoxazole
  • Suspension: 500mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 1gm, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Sulfamethoxazole or a similar ingredient: (8 results)


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