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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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For How Long Does One Have To Take The Ilvitrim Pills And What Are Effects When Yuo Stop Taking Them
i have been recently found out that im HIV positive and was given a months supply of Ivitrim tablets and vitamin B Strong Complex pills. what happens if the supply is finished and what other healthy pills that i have to take and for how long because i was told that my Cd4 count is 370. what is the way forward for me. What do i have to do for a longer life ## Ilvitrim contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, in many countries it is sold under the brand name Bactrim, it is an antibiotic and is used to help treat or prevent infections, because they can be very dangerous if you are HIV positive. As to when they are finished, that really depends on your treatment plan, which you should discuss with your doctor. Do you have a regular physician that you are now seeing for this? They should ...
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sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet help!!!!
Okay so I got a staff assess drained about a week ago and started on sulfamethoxazole dm or ds tablet and I developed a fever about 2 days ago and I've been itchy all over for 2 days now I have also been experiencing the feeling of things crawling on me and extreme anxiety attacks and weird cold and hot flashes. Are these side effects or am I allergic to the medication? Should I go see my doctor even though I saw him about 2 or 3 days ago before the itching started. I'm off the meds now just to let you know I just need to know what to do.
Updated 3 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim bactrim ds 800 160 mg tablet
i am currently taking this pill, i cant swallow the pill even when i break it in half. i was wondering if i can crush it up and put it with applesauce or something so that i can take it. i didnt ask my doctor because he told me they were small pills but i cant take pills at all. sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim bactrim ds 800 160 mg tablet ## Yes, they are not time released, so you can do that. You should just avoid taking it with dairy products or grapefruit, because those can sometimes affect the absorption of some medications. Side effects to this antibiotic may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago.
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oval with a v on one side and the numbers 5898 on the otherside
white and oval number 3898 on it ## Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim (800 mg - 160 mg). Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim is a sulfonamide antibacterial combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, in the ratio of one to five; used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. To learn more information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## How long until they work??
Updated 6 days ago.
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burning tongue
my tongue is red, swollen, looks like deep lines or cracks in it. very irritated and most foods dont even have a taste just burn or numbness. was wondering if it could be caused by any of these new meds the Dr. recently put me on. they are, Sulfamethoxazole-TMPDS tablets, Clindamycin HCL 100 MG capsules,or Nabumetone 500 MG tablet ## My tongue is bright red... I was on Sulfamethoxazole-TMPDS tablets for a UTI and had blood in my urine >>>I just finished my meds and yesterday and my tongue is burnig ## After taking the antibiotic, which is a generic for Bactrim, it's possible that you've both developed thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If so, it requires treatment with an antifungal medication that you can take orally and the only ones available will require a...
Updated 7 days ago.
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can i use sulfamethoxazole to treat a cold
I've headace and mild cough. Shall I take sulfamethoxazole
Updated 7 days ago.
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...
Updated 13 days ago.
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ilvitrim suspension
Is Ilvitrim Suspension good for my HIV negative baby? The doctor prescribe it while she was having a short breath problem. Thanks ## Hi Fanyana, Based on my research, Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim; a sulfonamide antibacterial combination that is used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. (not just limited to HIV). If your child's doctor prescribed it for what appears to be an upper respiratory or sinus related infection, Ilvitrim does sound like an appropriate medication for the job. However if you're asking whether or not a powerful antibiotic like this is good for your baby, my personal answer would be no, due to it's high risk of side effects. In which case, I would personally consider other more natural alternat...
Updated 15 days ago.
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sulfamethoxazole safe for pregnancy
I'm 2 weeks pregnant and doctor prescribed me with purbac, will it harm my baby? ## Hi Thandeka! If your doctor knows you're pregnant and prescribed this medication, then it should be safe to take. If you have any concerns call your doctor. ## No, this is actually not considered safe to take during pregnancy. It has been known to cause fetal harm and some very serious birth defects. If you require an antibiotic, it would be best to speak to your doctor about taking a different one. Are there any other questions or concerns?
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DOSE THIS MEDICINE CAUSE BUZZING IN THE EAR ## Hello, Gail! How are you? No, this antibiotic hasn't been known to cause that from what I've found, but it's difficult to say how a medication may affect any given person that takes it. Its most common side effects include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. What are you taking it to treat?
Updated 17 days ago.
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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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