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

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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smz/tmp ds 800-160 tab interpharm
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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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Expired Sulfamethoxazole 800mg-trimethorprim 160 mg
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on 5/27/14 i was prescribed Expired Sulfamethoxazole 800mg-trimethorprim 160 mg. The pharmacist wrote an illegible expiration date. How long is this med usually good for? and would it be safe to take almost 1 year later? ## Hello, Joey! How are you? If they are in a pharmacy bottle, the expiration would be one year from when they were dispensed to you. So, the expiration date wouldn't be until 05/26/2015. At that point, they start to degrade and may lose effectiveness. This is an antibiotic and the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim tab 800 160 mg throwing up
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I am taking Sulf trime tab 800 /160 mg. It's for my swollen foot ...I got bit by something on the cruise ship.The doctor also gave me Ibuprofen 600 mg and oxy for pain. I am throwing up about an hour after taking the medication....I feel so sick from throwing up every 10 minutes. What can I do for this awful problem? Thank you! Daria ## Hello, Daria! How are you? Any of these 3 medications could cause nausea and it's likely worsened by taking all 3 of them. Have you consulted the doctor, again? They may be able to prescribe something to help with the nausea. Oxycodone is classified by the FDA as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Ibuprofen is classified a...
Updated 6 days ago.
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due to steroids, z pac 5 day pack and several other antibodies i have developed cellulitis of a rather severe nature. i have been given sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds and a clotrimazole 1% cream; i have finished all of those many meds and steroids except forcefdinir 300 mg and i have 4 days doses left(2@day) this fungal and cellulitius is extremely painful and i have a very pro-lapsed bladder so i need to be careful. i am trying to find out if there are interactions between these drugs and if i cn safely take them! thank you for any and all help! sincerely a young ## What is the antifungal that you're taking? You didn't mention what it is, you said you were done with the Clotrimazole cream and still have the Cefdinir and the antifungal left. However, I can't check for possible inte...
Updated 11 days ago.
Sulfameth Tmp Ds Tab Side Effects Of The Kidneys
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can sulfameth tmp ds tabs cause kidney problems? ## Side effects of Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can include the following based on my personal research: 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-COLOR...
Updated 21 days ago.
white pill vp 50
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I have looked all over the internet for this pill and I can't find anything about it. All it has on it is VP50 it's white and oblong. I have found several in my sons room along with some sleep aid but for the life of me I can't figure out what they are!!!! Can anyone help PLEASE??????? ## Hi Amy, Based on your description, the closest match I'm seeing is a white oblong pill imprinted with VP 120 on one side and blank on the other. It's reportedly identified as a Sulfamethoxazole (800mg) + Trimethoprim (160mg) DS tablet, used for treating a variety of bacterial infections. I realize the imprint isn't spot on, but because they are very similar, I get the sense that they may be manufactured by the same company (Vista Pharmaceuticals) - hence the "VP". Perhap...
Updated 25 days ago.
methoxaprim ss
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which purpose using this Tablets. Could you please send me details asap. ## The active ingredients in this are Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, commonly sold in the U.S. under the brand name Bactrim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more: Are there any comments or questions? ## ineed to know this medicine will help for cynusitis.
Updated 1 month ago.
can you drink beer ehile taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
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Having party, is it ok to drink beer ehile taking this med ## Hello, Mac! How are you? No, it is best not to imbibe, while taking this medication. It tends to cause some pretty severe side effects in a fairly large percentage of people that take it and those will increase with the consumption of alcohol. Regular side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with? ## can you put the life on the risk if you drink like 12 beers and take the medication or is it just the side effect
Updated 1 month ago.
Sulfamethoxazole Tmp Susp
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my daughter was persribed sulfamethoxazole tmp susp nd i lost the papers frm the doctor can some one please tell me wat it is used for? ## It is an antibotic for an infection. ## yes i understand tht but i dont know wat kind of infection....i have found tht it treats alot of them and i was trying to pin point which one it was ## What type of infection did she have? As was already stated, it is an antibiotic and treats various infections, but there is no way for us to know what she was being treated for. Have you tried asking her doctor? ## yws i have nd he said tht she had infection but didnt know which one he said tht he gave her this to get rid of wat ever she has nd to prevent it from getting worse ## my four year old drank her eight year old sisters 10 ml of sulfamethoxazole for her...
Updated 1 month ago.
aristozyme syrup and VIBACT DS
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I have been suffering from green stool issue from 3 months, the doctor suggested me to take VIBACT DS and ARISTOZYME Syrup , i want to know what is the use of these two tablets ## Hello, Santhosh! How are you? Vibist DS is classified by the FDA as an antibiotic, it contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. It is most commonly used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Aristozyme is just a multivitamin product, so it may cause some nausea, after taking it. However, green stool is usually just due to something you're eating or drinking. Have you been eating a lot of fruit recently? Drinking apple juice? Eating a lot of vegetables? Has anything changed in your diet?
Updated 1 month ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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