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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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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?
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What Is Ilvitrim Used For
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If one is HIV positive and is given Ilvitrim, does that mean that have to take those pills for ever or only when necessay? ## What has your doctor advised? Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent infections, which can be very dangerous to someone that is HIV positive. In many countries, it is sold under the brand name Bactrim, so you can learn more about it here: However, only your doctor is going to be able to let you know how long you need to take it. ## Can. I give the baby alvitrim with differen time?
Updated 1 day ago.
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet headache
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my spouse was prescribed sulfamethoxazole -tmp ds on feb 25. for 3 days. 1 tab 2-day she took total 5 tabs and had to stop. got severe headaches starting feb 27. it's now march 4th and still have headaches. went to er, doctor found nothing, did ct scan. prescribed fioricet 5-0-325-40 but pharmacy sub butal-acet-caff 50-325-40, which is not helping headaches. can any one help ## Hello, Dennis! How is she feeling? Has it eased up, yet? When I had an allergic reaction to this antibiotic a few years ago, it took a couple weeks for the headache it caused to go away, so it may just be a matter of time, if the doctors found no other reason for it. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. What type of infection wa...
Updated 9 days ago.
para que tipos de infeccion es el sulfamethoxazole
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Lo puedo usar para infecion del estomago tengo diarrea ## Hola , Meliss ! Cómo estás? Lo siento mucho que no te sientes bien . Sin embargo , este antibiótico , según la lista de la FDA , sólo es apropiado para el tratamiento de infecciones bacterianas. Si usted está teniendo un problema stomch con diarrea, entonces lo más probable es que tenga un virus, por lo que este no va a ayudar con eso . La única cosa que puedes hacer por un virus es tratar los síntomas , tales como tomar algo por la nasuea y diarrea , entonces que siga su curso para aclarar por sí solo. ¿Ha consultado a su médico ?
Updated 14 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tab used for yeast infection
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Ok so i used tho medication and got what i would like to think is a yeast infection. Thick white skimpy discharge but without the smell or itch. And i went to my GYN and was testednegative for everything but e coli wwhich was why i took it. But now there is this discjarge so i am now using an over the counter 3 day monistat to hopefully clear the symptoms and side effects of the medication. If this does not work then i will talk to another GYN because frankly im not happy with the way my current doctor treats me as a patient. ## Hello, Gabby! How are you? This medication is an antibiotic and most of them can cause a yeast infection, as a side effect, as listed by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, headache and diarrhea. However, if you didn't have any itc...
Updated 23 days ago.
white oblong pill vp 50
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This pill is white and oblong. It has a print of VP50 on one side and nothing on the other side. ## @Whitaker, Based on your description, the closest match I could find was a white oblong shaped pill marked 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 have a strong feeling that they could be made by the same manufacturer (Vista Pharmaceuticals). Perhaps you can try contacting them directly for more specific details on whether VP 50 is something they make. The phone number/extension to reach them at is listed on their website as 973-736-1952/4457; based out of We...
Updated 26 days ago.
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WHAT THIS MEDICATION FOR? ## Sulfamethoxazole can be used as an alternative to amoxicillin-based antibiotics to treat sinusitis. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## When followed by DS TABITP, it is for urinary tract infections and yeast infections. ## I am on this medication for a spider bite, i got some kind of infection from whatever spider bit me. ## I also had a spider bite, after an iv by the doctor i was recommended to take them for 10 days. ## Infection found when having hammer toe straighten ## My son who is 4 is on this..his doctor hasn't figured out what wrong inside his little body ..he gets headache s his back and left hip bone hurts and sometihe cryex when he pees..he gets sleepy ...
Updated 27 days ago.
I Was Prescribed Sulfamethoxazole Tmp Ds For A Sinus Infection Week And Half Ago Suppsed To Take It 14 Days On My 9th Day At 6am Wok
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I was prescribed sulfamethoxazole tmp ds for a sinus infection and was to take it for 14 days. On my 9th day I woke up at 6 am having terrible muscle soreness and pain for no explainable reason. I couldn't lift my right arm without my bicep and forearm being in awful pain. As the day went on I still experienced pain but it seemed to diminish some. The next morning I woke at the same time and in worse pain. It was excruciating just to move. I tried reaching my doctor but decided to just stop taking the antibiotics. I only had 3 more days. The following day the pain was dull and almost non-exsistant. I had never had such a reaction in my life but I guess it's safe to say I'm allergic to this medication and will never forget it. ## That's actually not an allergic reaction, ...
Updated 29 days ago.
is sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim in the penicillin family
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My friend is very sick with empintago and was making sure he was not taking antibiotics that r in the penicillin family ## Hello, Bill! How are you? No, this is a generic for Bactrim and it is a sulfa based antibiotic. 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 1 month ago.
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet alternative
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Can I order sulfamethoxazole tmp d tabs for occasional urinary tract infection. I am currently controlling a utc with unsweetened cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar, cranberry supplements, L-argenine, saw palmetto etc. How can I order sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tabs without going to a MDDale ## Hello, Dale! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. No, this medication requires a doctor's visit and prescription in the U.S. Have you spoken to your doctor about the problem? They will usually prescribe something such as Nitrofurantoin to be taken daily as a preventative for people that keep getting UTIs. 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 hel...
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.

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

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