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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Sulfamethoxazole Overview

Sulfamethoxazole (SMZ or SMX), is an antibiotic. It was used for bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and prostatitis and is effective against both gram negative and positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli.[1] Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and skin rashes. It is a sulfonamide and bacteriostatic. It resembles a component of folic acid. It prevents folic acid synthesis in the bacteria that must synthesize their...

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Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim DS for boils
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I am a diabetic and I take 30 units of insulin everyday twice a day. I wondering is this medication good for boils? ## This is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Was it prescribed for you? How severe are the boils?
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para que tipo de infecciones es sulfamethoxazole y trimethoprim
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Tengo un juanete y tengo el pie inchado, puedo tomar sulfa mientras contacto a mi doctor? ## Este es un antibiótico y sólo es eficaz en el tratamiento de infecciones bacterianas. Por lo tanto, no va a hacer nada para ayudar con un juanete y sweling pie causado por otros problemas. Sería mejor consultar a su médico. ¿Hay algo más que pueda ayudar? ## Toma cipro, es lo mejor de 500mg es lo mas fuerte, también para los nacidos
Updated 4 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 ? ## Toma zantac es para el estomago no me se citas receta
Updated 4 days ago.
Large White Oval MP/85 Pill
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What is a large white oval pill with MP on left side, a line in the middle, and 85 on the right side? ## what are they? are they for pain? ## No, this is not a pain medication. This tablet contains 800mgs of Sulfamethoxazole and 160mgs of Trimethoprim, a generic for Bactrim DS. This is a combination antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. ## Can an oval white antibiotic pill imprinted with mp 85, treat or heal coughing, sore throat, running nose, body aches, mucus, watery eyes, burning eyes and/or chest pain? Every time I clean with bleach this happens for like 3 to 4 days before i get better and am able to see and breath a little better. What's my problem?
Updated 5 days ago.
drinking alcohol while taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
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Hi, I finished taking Sulfamethoxazole on Wednesday and three days later, I drank alcohol. I woke up the next morning with a bad itchy skin rash. Was this caused by the alcohol? The rash came and went that day. Now on day 2, it's pretty much gone, with just a little area under my chin on my neck. Will the rash go away on it's own, and how soon? Thank you. ## Hello, Gugs! How are you? Has there been any change? Since you finished it a few days before, I am rather doubtful that the medication played a role, however, I am not a doctor so I can't say for sure. It would be best to have it checked out to be sure. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic (non-itchy) skin rash and diarrhea. And while alcohol can make them...
Updated 6 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 7 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim ds tablet
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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 7 days ago.
Ilvitrim Tablets
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What are 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 s...
Updated 19 days ago.
can you drink alcohol while taking sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim
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I have been on this medication since tuesday (and have not experienced any side effects) when I thought my wound was infected, but it was not. My doctor gave me about 25 pills to take as a precaution to avoid it getting infected in the future. If I do not take the pills for 36 hours, will I be able to drink alcohol without having side effects? Also, what is the likelihood of my wound getting infected if I do not take the antibiotic for over 48 hours? ## Hello, Colleen! How are you? It is really best to abstain from alcohol, while taking any prescription medication. When you imbibe while on an antibiotic, it can cause worsening of the side effects, so you may experience nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. It can cause one drink to affect you as if you'd had 2 and so on. And taking a br...
Updated 20 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole and alcohol
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I have not taken sulfamethoxazole since Wednesday. Can I safely go out and have beers Saturday night? ## According to The University of Maryland Medical Center ( / drug interaction tool), taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim with alcohol may cause serious side effects, including but not limited to a racing or pounding heart beat, sweating, severe flushing and rapid breathing. Since everyone is different there's virtually no way of knowing if you'll still be safe (even with a few days gap), but I would speculate that if you exercise caution and drink responsibly that you'd probably have nothing to worry about. Have you discussed this with your prescribing doctor?
Updated 20 days 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.

NDC Database Records for Sulfamethoxazole: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 52125-035 Smx 800 mg / Tmp 160 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.

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