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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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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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can sulfamethoxazole delay period?
My last period was on 4th of June, I've take d medication for 7 days which ended on 1st of July n my husband n I have been having intercourse too. Pls could I be pregnant or is it a delay? ## Hello, Pinky! How are you? Antibiotics have sometimes been known to cause a woman's menstrual cycle to be irregular, but if you've been having intercourse, as well, being checked for pregnancy will be the only way to know for sure. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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 ...
Updated 12 days ago.
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can you drink any type of alcohol while taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
I just took my last pill today, about 3 hours ago. I drank one beer a few days ago while taking it and I did experience more dizziness than usual but was fine. Do you think its okay to drink tonight? ## Hello, Ali! How are you? That close to having taken it, you will likely still experience more nausea and dizziness than usual, so it would be best to avoid drinking. If you feel you can't, then just try not to overdo it. You should be fine in a few days, though. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 26 days ago.
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taking sulfamethoxazole for infection in my nose
Dont really know but infection in or on my nose one side only the infection could come from the soft tissues on my skin. Im taking the medicine sulfamethoxazole ## Hello, Barbara! How are you? Was this medication prescribed for you? It's an antibiotic and its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
Updated 27 days ago.
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can you use sulfamethoxazole tmp for cellulitis due to spider bit
I got a spider bit about 5 days ago and went to the doctor and they gave me sulfamethoxazole-TMP for it does it clear cellulitis from it because Ive begin to get cellulitis around the bite and its very painful. ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? Yes, this is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections, including cellulitis. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was gave smz/tmp n my face turned red, I have the chills that come n go and also my jaw hurts that also come and goes is this a reaction to the medicine
Updated 29 days ago.
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sulfamethoxazole-tmp DS Tabitp what kind of infection isthis for
I have this drug, but I don't know what it was for. What type of infection is this good for? Flu ## Sulfamethoxazole is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. In addition can be used as an alternative to amoxicillin-based antibiotics to treat sinusitis. It can also be used to treat toxoplasmosis. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## mrsa ## Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It may also be referred to as multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is by definition any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is resistant to a large...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Tab ledst for treat kidney infection
I need to know this medication sulfamethoxazole DS tablets is use to treat kidney infectiion ## Hello, Jose! How are you? Yes, this is an antibiotic that's used to treat bacterial infections. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Has this medication been prescribed for you?
Updated 1 month ago.
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can you drink white wine while taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
can you drink a glass of white wine while taking sulfamethoxazole tmp ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? Yes, as long as your doctor approves, but you may experience more side effects than usual, so it may be like drinking 2 glasses for each one, that may include nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. Is there anything else I can help with?
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what is sulfameth for
I went to the urgent care and found out I have Epididymitis. The doctor gave me SULFAMETHOXAZOLE%2FTRIMETHOPRIM-%20ORAL to take two times a day.. I am throwing up and have like a head ache. What should I do? ## Hello, Ray! How are you? This is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of bacterial infections. Those can be normal side effects, along with dizziness, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash. Have you tried taking it with food?
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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.

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