Sulfamethoxazole

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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Possible Bactrim Reaction
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I was given a 10 prescription of bactrim by my doctor for a sinus infection because I had taken it twice before. Around the third day my tongue started burning so I went back to my doctor and because I suffer from acid reflux my doctor thought thats want was causing the burning of my tongue. Well on the 7th day I took bactrim, about 20 minutes later my stomach, chest, mouth, nose and lips started burning like fire! I haven't taken any more bactrim for the last couple days but still feel the burning but not quite as bad. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Thanks! ## Hello, Paul! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you've experienced. No, that is not something listed among the typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, they usually include symptoms such as nau...
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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 ...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim tablets, usp 800mg/ 160 mg double strenth
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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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
solametholazole
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i have a urinary tract infection an I have solametholazole antibiotic that is 2yrs an 4mnths old can I still use the medication ## Hello, Joel! How are you? Did you mean Sulfamethoxazole? Medications tend to degrade and lose efficacy over time and the problem with antibiotics that are expired is that it creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Thus, it would be best to see your doctor for a new prescription, if one is appropriate. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Ilvitrim Tablets
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What is ilvitrim tablets used for? ## Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and 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. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash. Learn more: Are there any other questions? ## My husband is HIV positive and is taking Lamivudine, Zidovudine,Efavirenz and Ilvitrim. he has been told at the hospital that his creatinine levels are high. He has had a blood test and must go back next month. Do any of these tablets make these levels higher. Also why would he be taking ilvitrim as I believe this is an antibiotic. ## Pauline, his level of Creatinine could be up due to the medications, or from se...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tabitp
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White oval shaped Tablet imprinted with ip 272 on the front ## This is a combination antibiotic, generic for Bactrim. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and rash. ## taking this pill for a bad UTI. Very sick to my stomach but can not vomit, very shaky, hot, and dizzy. I hope its worth it in the end. ## I took 1.... yes 1! I had no pain w/ my uti but I sure did after taking the 1 pill. Its HUGE 20 min later I thought I took 50 asprin. My stomach was rolling I was shaking, sweating and felt sick to my stomach, dizzy and SCARED! 20 min into it I took an advil. My lower back and lower stomach area hurt terribly. Felt like labor pains! Advil kicked in and an hr & 1/2 later I felt almost normal!! No pain in the morning urinating! Called dr said Just...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
does lemon interfere with sulfamethoxazole
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I am taking it now. I know lemon js good and I want to start using it more often. Please advise. ## The interference from citrus fruits is generally specific to an enzyme in grapefruit. Thus, if you've not been warned otherwise by your pharmacy or on the medication labeling, others should be okay. You may want to double check with your doctor, but I've not found anything stating that there are problems between them. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 22 days ago.
 
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet doses
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I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole tmp for a sore on my shin. I miss read the does and for the first 3 days only took half the prescribe doses. I am now taking 4 pills a day instead of the 2. Will this mess with my treatment? The meds duration was for 7 days. ## Hello, Barb! How are you? It would be best to double check with your prescriber, you may need to take it for a longer period of time or up it for several more days. The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic and 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 30 days ago.
 
sulfamethoxazole tmp and ciprofloxacin
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Hi, on Saturday I woke up with a fever of 100.6. I decided to go to minute clinic because my primary doctor was not open on the weekend. The nurse practitioner there checked me and told me I have fever and a very small bladder infection. Because it was small, she sent it out to see if it would grow. She prescribed me ciprofloxacin which really messed up my stomach. So I called and she gave me a new prescription which was sulfamethoxazole which also took a toll on my stomach too so I stopped the medication. I have been off it for a day and I'm still having really watery diarrhea. It does not stop since I've taken the first pill of ciprofloxacin. How long does it take until I get back to normal? I have no fever, and the nurse practitioner called back and said I had no bladder infe...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Ilvitrim can be used For prevention of being affected with hiv
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Can I take ilvitrim if I slept with a hiv positive person so as I can not be infected ## Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim. It is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of infections. Although the therapeutic regimen of patients with HIV infection, frequently includes trimethoprim + sulfamethoxazole", it is my understanding that the risk of serious side effects vs the potential benefits of the drug, can make it a difficult option for short and/or long term use. Furthermore, I do wonder what benefits, if any, they might be receiving from an antibiotic, since antibiotics in and of themselves cannot be used to prevent or cure viral infections such as HIV. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim...
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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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