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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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I had a pillar cyst removed from the back of my head and the wound got infected, so the doctor prescribed this med to clear it up. Wow! I have never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life, but this drug knocked me for a loop. I thought I had the stomach flu one day--kept trying to throw up, diarrhea, stiff neck, headache, feverish, affected my vision. I slept the entire day. I stopped taking the med because my stomach wouldn't tolerate anything. The next day, I started to feel better, so started back on the med and the symptoms came back with a venegaence--. that's when I looked up the side effects and called the doctor. I got into the shower after that and noticed I had a horrible rash all over the upper part of my body. It's been almost 24 hours since I stopped ta...
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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...
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is sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim related to penicillin Im allergic to Penicillin
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is sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim related to penicillin Im allergic to Penicillin I have a cold and I wanted to make sure I am safe taking this drug
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My Son Is 3 And Half Year Old He Suffering From Blader Extrophy Doctor Advised Him To Give Septran Syrup For One What Are The Benefits Side Effects
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my son aged 3 years & 8 month suffering from Blader extrophy , he is giving depsonil tablets ( dose half morning & half evening) , now doctor advised to start septran syrup , one table spoon at night, please tell me what will be the benefit by starting septran for blader extrophy patient & what will be the side effects, as when i give him septran , he also takes iron suppliment with it, he feel redness at one year , he is coughing, what anti alergy drugs can be given if any symptoms arised. ## Septran contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole withTrimethoprim, commonly prescribed in the U.S. under the brand name Bactrim, it is an antibiotic, it is used to treat or prevent infections. If your son has bladder extrophy, this means that part or all of his bladder is in th...
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strep throat and sulfamethoxazole
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My husband has strep throat and has no insurance. He has some sulfa.... Here but we are not sure if he can use it... ## Hello, Kathy! How is your husband doing? This is an antibiotic, so it can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections. However, the concern is that if he doesn't have enough to complete a full course of it, it could create the risk of his developing antibiotic resistant bacteria, the same is true if he doesn't actually have an infection. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. It would really be best for him to see a doctor to have them confirm the presence of an infection, if there is one and to have the proper antibiotic prescribed. What dosage is this one?
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what is this drug for? ## Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is used for treating infections caused by certain bacterias. Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is a combination containing a sulfonamide antibiotic. Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## 1 day on med. I have blisters under my tongue. Med's giving to me by dermo. thought I may have Mersa. Please help it is getting painful!!! ## Does this drug Work with dental infections? I ## Can u drink alcohol with this medication
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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...
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what is this drug, what is for exatly what type of desease ## Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + 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. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## I have developed 3 to 4 sores on my scalp, I was diagnosed Hiv+ in 2006 and have since being taking ARVs, I recently consulted the clinic and the nurse just said to me its HIV with arrogance & impatience and prescribed ilvitrim in a packet containing 56 tablets, no explanation & for how long must I take this medication? i dont know....
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white oblong pill H 49
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I found this pill, I t white oblong and on one side it has H 49 and on the other side it is scored in the middle like you could break it in half. ## Hello, Bebo! How are you? This tablet contains 800mgs of Sulfamethoxazole and 160mgs of Trimethoprim, it is a generic for the antibiotic Bactrim. It is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, joint aches and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I have a prescription dated 01/07/13 for Sullfameth/trime thoprim 800/160 tabs, is it ok for me to take them now? ## Hello, Sylvia! How are you? This is a generic for the antibiotic Bactrim and the expiration date would have been one year from when it was dispensed to you by your pharmacy. Medications degrade over time, due to exposure to the elements, such as heat, light and moisture, thus, they will no longer be as effective as they were, when new and this creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. So, if you have an infection and require an antibiotic, it would best to see your doctor for a new prescription. Side effects to this medication nay include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash. 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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