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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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Uses For Sulfamethoxazole Tmp Ds tablet amnea
my wife has been prescribed sulfamethoxazole/tmp this for venereal disease?should i get tested and/or treated?she has had severe itching in her pubic area and red bumps.if i need to be treated would it show on a blood test and how? ## Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim is an antibiotic, it is used to treat many types of infections. First of all, an infection is not the same as a disease. An infection can be cleared up with the use of the proper medications. A disease is a condition for which these is no cure. And second, just because she has been given an antibiotic, it doesn't mean that she has any type of venereal or sexually transmitted disease. Women can get infections from other things, such as yeast infections and, if it made her itch and she scratched, it could very wel...
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Sulfamethoxazole Tmp Ds Tablet interaction
Can I take this while on a z pack? Will it still be effective? ## Have you been instructed to take both of them? The Z-Pak contains the active ingredient Azithromycin, so you are already taking one antibiotic. Learn more Z-Pak details here. The Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim is a generic for Bactrim and is a sulfa based antibiotic. Learn more Bactrim details here. There are no problems or interactions that I found listed between the two and there are some cases were taking more than one antibiotic at a time is necessary, but you should only do so if your doctor has said it is necessary. ## My ear was bit by a person skin roped off puncher wounds from teeth.which antibiotic would be the best to use to help stop infections ERA tabs orsulfamethoxazole-TMP DSTAB
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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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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 ...
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does ilvitrim boost cd4 count
Last year i test my cd4 count was 730 but when i go test again my cd4 count was 40 is that possible ## Hi Nozish, Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. Based on my research, this medication does seem to have a pretty big impact on the CD4 count of various patients. So, to my understanding, it is quite possible to experience such a large jump in your CD4 levels. However, I would suggest having a look at this other discussion thread linked below, to help get a better idea of how Ilvitrim is effecting the CD4 count of other user's who may be facing a similar situation: Discuss/how-do-ilvitrim-helps-me-when-hiv-possitive-222228_s2.htm Hopefully this can help give you some more insight on the matter. Has this ever happened to you before, perhaps on a...
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smz/tmp diarrhea
Hi I was prescribed smz/tmp tab for diarrhea and fever. Well the fever went away after 2nd day but diarrhea has not stopped and it's been 5 days. Doctor wants me to take this for 10 days. Will this continue to give me diarrhea or should it stop. I yhink that my intestinal infection is gone but not sure whether to stop medication. Thanks ## Dear tony, SMS/tmp is an antibiotic 2 treat bacterial infections. U must take the whole prescription in order 4 it 2 work properly. Or, the infection may not go away or u could have a relapse. The diarrhea can b caused as a side effect. If it's that bad, ask you're Dr. Or pharmacist if there is anything u can take 2 help with it. Hope this gives u some insight. ## Choosing to stop taking any medication after weighing out the benefits and r...
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h49 bacteria pill
I was coughing up yellow mucous and the Dr. prescribed this pill, will it help? ## Hello, Ed! How are you? This is a antibiotic which contains 800mgs of Sulfamethoxazole and 160mgs of Trimethoprim, side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. So yes, it is used to treat bacterial infections. Is there anything else I can help with?
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can you drink beer ehile taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
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?
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how long before i can breastfeed
how long before i can breastfeed after taking sulfamethoxazole tmp ds 800 160 mg? I am on day 4 of a 10 day script. i am pumping and dumping. how hours or days after last dose should i wait before breastfeeding again?
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what does sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet with loratadina
I had an allergic reaction one day ago taking sulfamethoxazole and today I took one pill of loratadina ## Help, Alejo! How are you? I didn't find any interactions or problems listed between these two medications, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. However, taking one the day after the other would rarely cause a problem, anyway! Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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