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 is 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 o...

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sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet what this med for
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CAN I USE THIS ANTIBIOTIC FOR EAR INFECTION IN BOTH EARS.STRENGTH IS 800-160.WHAT WOULD BE THE DAILY DOSAGE. ## Hello, Carter! How are you? This is classified by the FDA a a broad spectrum antibiotic, so it can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections, if your doctor instructs you that it's appropriate. It's usually taken twice daily for anywhere from 5 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection. 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? ## Took two sulfamethoxazole temp Ds tablets in stead of dosage of one every twelve hours. Concerned about double dose effects.
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chronic wheezing treatment
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What kind of lung infection causes chronic and severe wheezing, which doesn't subside even after medication? ## There are several possibilities as reported by the NIH, including asthma, heart failure, and several others. What medications did you take? Do you take any medications regularly? Do you have any diagnosed medical conditions? Have you been checked for pneumonia and TB? ## I had the same symptoms, had Cat Scan and found "tree in bud" looking stuff in right lung which leads to infection of some kind, next hospital to scope lung and get sample for lab. Results came back I have Nocardia Nova bacteria which is in all dirt and water. We had a mfg company moving mountains readying for building for a year. I am on sulfamethoxazole-TMP-DS twice a day for 6-12 months. Cough i...
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Freaking Poision Oak - please help
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So sorry to bother everyone so late. The sulfamethoxazole tablwt can i use that foe treating poision oak? What about clindamycin can i take that for poision oak. I know i need a steroid shot prednisone but sont have the $150 for dr visit. This halpened on saturday. Im about to lose my mind. 1st time in 43 yeara i have ever had reaction. Thought it was ant bites. Im about to make a paate wiyh salt bakinh soda bleach vinehar and alcohol and scrub the heck out of the spots. I have 4-5 groups of blisters on my hamds and feet. Its dricing me nuts. ## No, those medications are antibiotics, so they won't help with this issue, since it is actually an allergic reaction. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-alle...
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How long does Sulfameth 800 take to work?
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I have been on sulfameth 800mg for 5 days.. It doesn't seem like it's helping this staph infection.. I'm taking 2 a day every 12hrs. I'm prescribed for 10 days.. Should I be concerned that I haven't seen results? Should I stop use? Or is this normal? ## The general rule for antibiotics is that if they are working, you should not see any working after taking them for a full 24 hours, and you should start to see improvement after taking it for a full 3 days. At this point, if nothing has changed, you might need to see your doctor and try a different medication. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. How are you doing? Has there been any change?
Updated 10 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tabitp
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side effects ## Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## I have been taking this drug for 8 days since my surgery. I have persistent nausea and loss of appetite. Could this be a side effect ## I need to know if sulfamethoxazole/TMP DS T, substituted for Bactrim, and medicine metformin HCL 500MG, substituted for glucophage 500MG, used for diabetes can cause anti-depression reaction in urine? ## I've been using Sulfameth /tmp DS for 5 days (so far 9 doses of 20) to be taken 2 Xs a day. Tonight I've exerienced a few hives and rash and all over itchyness. Is this an allergic reaction? If so, is it da...
Updated 21 days ago.
smztmp ds 800160 tab interpharm be used for strep throat
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can this drug be used for strep throat ## Yes, Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that is used to treat many types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Are there any comments or questions? ## As with any man made antibiotic there is the problem of it killing all bacteria including the bacteria used for digestion.Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, there is a really good one called Garlique. Eat a lot of natural [no jells or fillers] yogurt [any flavor] or take papaya tablets or eat the fruit to help with digestion.You can also by the capsules of acidophilus or the liquid form. ## I am taking SMZ/TMP for bronchitis. Will this medicine help bronchitis?
Updated 22 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim tablets, usp 800mg/160mg double strength
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I am giving 15 tablets twice a day to my horse. Could you tell me what this takes care of? Is it for pain or an antibiotic? I 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), B...
Updated 24 days ago.
does sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tab itp contain penicillin?
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does this medication contain penicillin? ## No, the active ingredients are Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, although it is an antibiotic. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## Will drinking and taking this medicine weaken its effects. Will it make you feel ill like some of the other antibiotics. ## thank u 4 ur answer. I am allergic to penicillin.bating an absessed tooth. Owwee! ## does sulfmethoxazole - tmp ds help bronchial infections ## Has given me a reaction - shakey balance, swelling of throat, feeling bad! Am allergic to penecillin, milk, gluten, tree nuts. What can I take safely?
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alcohol after taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
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I have been taking sulfamethoxazole 2 times per day for 10 days. Today is the 10th day (my last dose). Can I drink alcohol tomorrow after 24 hours has passed? ## Hello, Michelle! How are you? That should be fine, as long as your doctor approves. However, you should be aware that it could still worsen some of the side effects, so you may feel more drowsy, dizzy and nauseous than usual, as listed by the FDA. One drink may affect you as if you'd had 2 and etc. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Finished the med (sulfamethoxazole) but still feel sick, weak, no energy, dry eyes, dizziness even laying down, & sweats. What's wrong with me?
Updated 29 days ago.
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 ...
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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.

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.

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

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