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Bactrim DS
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sulfameth/trimethoprim 800-160 ## I have been on this drug for a week now and I have been experiencing a hard time sleeping and I wake up every hour on the hour and when I first was on it I did not sleep for four days and I never had sleeping problems before. When I do sleep I also get really weird dreams. Has anyone experienced this? ## Yes- I am having problems sleeping and weird dreams also. Ooh-well; it will stop soon. I will complete the medication and hopefully be done with it. ## This medication is a combination of two antibiotics, and yes, they will cause sleep problems for some people, but this will wear off if you are on it for awhile, or it you complete your course of treatment. ## I have been put on Bactrim for my acne treatment. I also have problem with sleeping and wierd d...
Updated 3 days ago.
Side effects of Bactrim
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I need to know of any side effects that may occur while taking this medication. ## Are there any risks to taking this medication understanding that the patient is 35 weeks pregnant? ## I took it for sinusitis/ear infection and got a terrible case of hives. ## You can't take Bactrim if you are allergic to sulfa (ie. that case of hives) ## Rash can occur ## My 9yr old daughter was prescribed Bactrim for treatment of a bladder infection. 2 pills twice a day for 7 days on 8th day she broke out in severe hives and a red pin point rash all over her body head to toes she also ran a fever. She has had the rash so far for 4days. Doctor says rash is possible side effect or possible allergic reaction. ## Any medication can cause a possible allergic reaction (rash, hives and more severe reactio...
Updated 6 days ago.
Interaction between bactrim and methadone
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I have heard that the combination of bactrim and methadone can throw you into withdrawals. I have mrsa and staph but cannot do withdrawals. Does anyone have information on this potential interaction? ## I' have been on methadone for a 7 yrs. I have taken bacterium triple timed and have NEVER experienced any kind of withdrawals from it. I hope this helps.
Updated 9 days ago.
Bactrim Side Effects
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I am curious if anyone else has had any of these side effects from taking bactrim. My mouth is so swollen with blisters all inside my it has started to affect my private area as well with same symptoms. I cant eat and it burns all day long. I only took 4 pills when this started. Please help if you can. ## Rhonda, I have exactly the same reaction to this drug. Blisters on the lips, very sore tongue and blisters on genital area. ## Hi Rhonda,what is the dose you are taking and it would be to your benifit to ask your doctor for a different medication or if it were me I would only take half a dose at a time every 4 to 6 hours. ## I am not sure if you are going to get a response, since this post was made in 2007. However, these reactions do happen to some people and in such ins...
Updated 18 days ago.
does bactrim expire
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I have bactrim that expired in May 2015. Is it safe to take now even though it's outdated? ## Hello, Kenyada! How are you? This medication does not become dangerous once it's expired, but it does start to lose efficacy, so it may not fully eradicate infectious bacteria, which could create the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Thus, it would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new supply. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My wife found some opened old bactrim from 2007. It was stored in the heat and not taken care of. Just a few tablets left. Anyways she wasn't thinking clearly due to vomiti...
Updated 23 days ago.
Bactrim Ds 800 160 Tab side effect
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Having taken Bactrim for about 3 weeks for a prostate infection, it now seems that the first urination after taking the pill exaggerates or possibly causes an extra burning sensation. Is this ever reported as a side effect ## Bactrim contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim and being that it's a sulfa drug, it's well known to cause odd side effects and weight reactions in many people that take it. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless it's their only option for treating their infection. Learn more Bactrim details here. That said, yes there's a chance that the medication could be causing the problem, though there is also still a chance that it is unrelated. However, from personal experience, since I had a bad reaction to this myself last sum...
Updated 23 days ago.
bactrim ds tabs
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bactrim ds tabs ## For urinary tract infection, what is the proper dose of sulfatrimeth Ds 800, 160 mg tabs? How many times a day and for how long? ## The standard dosage is usually one tablet, twice daily for 10 to 14 days, but you should follow whatever instructions your doctor has provided. This antibiotic may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, stomach upset and non-allergic skin rash. Learn more Bactrim details here. Is there anything I can help with? ## I have taken this bactrim 2 times a day for 2 days 800-160 tab for prostate infection and I dispose to sweat at nite.
Updated 23 days ago.
What kind of infection do i have if they gave me sulfamethox from the doctors office?
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Sulfamethox/trimeth was given to me and i'm pregnant. Is it ok if i take it?? ## What is sulfa/trimeth 160/800mg ip#20 (generic for bactrim ds) tablet given to a person for? ## My granddaughter is 24 weeks pg, her doctor prescribed sulfa for a UTI which she was on for 3 days then he pretended he didn't know she was pg and switched her medication. Is it not okay to take sulfa while pg? Thank you- Delores ## I have a bad skin infection from taking too much methamphetamine and it's been 2 weeks. I have a 7 day supply of mylan 3422 and want to know if this could help? I know i need to quit methamphetamine. But this is really bad and its right on the end of my nose. I already took antibiotics for a week. Acyclovir and Doxycycline. It helped some but when i dosed again it came bac...
Updated 26 days ago.
Is it possible to get pregnant after missing 1 month of nurstrate
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I have been taking tri-sprintec for 5 years now. Took Bactrim for 2 days and was on my period when I had unprotected intercourse for a 3 day period.. can I get pregnant? ## I had unprotected intercourse on my period Aug 27. My period normally starts on Aug 25 and ends on the 29th. Can I get pregnant? ## I used nurstrate twice the 1st dose was in February the second in april. I haven't had my periods....I've been intimate without protection. We are actually trying for a baby girl. How soon can i get my periods back? Is there any test that can help? ## Yes, it you miss a dosage it is possible to become pregnant, some antibiotics can also reduce the efficacy of certain hormonal contraceptives, according to FDA warnings, so that can increase your risk of pregnancy. sweetmother, are ...
Updated 29 days ago.
what is ilvitrim prescribed for
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Hi, my 5 weeks old baby has what is called colic so the Dr said. He cries and folds himself and make his stomach hard and pulls his legs. However the Dr gave him Ivitrim Suspension 50mL to drink and now I want to know if it's safe for my hiv negative baby? What could be the side effects? ## Hello, Penny! How are you and your son? Ilvitrim is an antibiotic, it can be used to treat various types of infections, it can be taken by anyone that needs to take it, it's not just restricted to those who have HIV. When someone is HIV positive, it's often used to prevent them from getting infections that could make them very ill. Learn more Ilvitrim details here. That said, however, it's not going to do anything to treat colic, since that's usually caused by excess intestinal ga...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Crushing Bactrim Pills
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Is it OK to crush the pills of Bactrim and mix them in applesauce before taking? I havea real phobia about swallowing pills of any kind and my doctor syas it only comes in pill form ## Yes, you can do that with these. The only time it is not safe to do so is if the medication is time released. Bactrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Hey Nervous P, I am taking Bactrim as well, its hard for me to swallow pills, due to my large tonsils. Because of that, I have created a phobia. There is a liquid form but its about $130.00 (Walmart pharmacy). I just tried to put it in apple sauce crushed, b...
Updated 1 month ago.
Can I give my dog Bactrim or Azithromycin
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I have a 6-year-old female Dashaund. She has an abscessed tooth and I don't have any money to take her to the vet. I have some Bactrim and an Azithromycin pack. Will either of these be safe and helpful to her?
Updated 1 month ago.
Bactrim muscle joint
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I took Bactrim about two months ago and approximately 4 days after quitting the drug I developed severe muscle and joint pain. I stopped the pills 3 pills early because I developed a rash and had insomnia and was nauseated. I am still experiencing muscle and joint pain, but it has improved somewhat. Doctors are hesitant to blame the drug for these effects. Since it has been sinking I am wondering if anyone else has had these experiences and/or for this long. ## Hello, Sam! How are you? No, I'm not aware of such reactions to this medication lasting that long. I had an allergic reaction to it myself a couple of years ago and most symptoms went away within a week or two of stopping it, though the rash took about a month. The FDA lists the typical allergic reactions as possibly includin...
Updated 1 month ago.
blood pressure medicine without sulfur
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I'm allergic to sulfur,dye,iodine,sodium what blood pressure medicine can I take the doctor can't seem to find out what will work for me please help.p ## What dyes are you allergic to? And are you allergic to sulfa, sulfur or sulfites? They are all different. Many people that are allergic to sulfa drugs don't have a problem with most blood pressure medications. I am an example of this. I had a bad allergic reaction to the sulfa antibiotic Bactrim a few years ago, but can take most blood pressure medications just fine. What medications has your doctor suggested? If you can post back and clarify, I can research their ingredients for you. ## I'm allergic to sulfur sulfate sulfa drugs what blood pressure medicine can I take ## I take atenolol. Is taking sulfur harmful while ...
Updated 1 month ago.
what to know eat while taking bactrim
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can I have milk products such as coffee creamer & milk b4 taking Bactrim or how long should I wait? ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? Yes, it's fine to have dairy products with Bactrim. The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic and 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? ## Can I take Bactrim on an empty stomach or drink a glass of milk when I take it
Updated 1 month ago.
bactrim ds and my staph infection
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Yeah I've developed a staph infection and I got Bactrim DS for it I got 30 tablets but my doctor told me to use it for a week and then stop using it and the pharmacist messed up and put on there take one tablet a day and I think it's supposed to be take two tablets by mouth once a day. So I mean I don't have any more staph infections or anything but they come back quite regularly so because I've got hepatitis c. So I know now that next time I need to take two bactrim a day instead of one. But my question is do I take all 30 pills I mean I stopped taking it a week ago I did what he told me to do what I thought I was supposed to do but then I called his nurse up and she said that I should have taken all 30 that seems like a lot of antibiotics to be taken for a staph infect...
Updated 1 month ago.
i p 272 pill do i keep taking both or what
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IM TAKING THE PILL IP 272 PLUS A BACTRIM DS 160 TO 800 MGS BOTH TOGETHER I GET SO SICK AND CANT BREATHE ,TIGHT IN CHEST ,BOTH MAKE ME SO OUT OF MY HEAD ,WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN.and i take other meds too all together is bad . see my cat i have indoors bite me a week or so a go and its not healing so my dr gave me both of these ,HELP ## These are the same medications, they both contain Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim in the same dosages. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Are you sure your doctor told you to take them both? What other medications are you taking? How severe was the bite?
Updated 1 month ago.
can i cut bactrim in half
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I am cutting the Bactrim in half. I took full dosage two days but I cannot chance a fall so I cut in half. If I have dizziness, I will not finish. I can get natural product for UTIs. I do not take anything but an occasional ibuprophen so my system is clean. I never take prescribed drugs as a rule. ## Yes, this is not a time released medication, so you can safely cut it, however you should only do so under the approval of your doctor. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea, Has there been any change? How are you doing?
Updated 2 months ago.
how long do it take bactrim to work for staph infection
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I just had jaw surgery and developed staph infection (red blotchey acne like white heads) on my chin. I've had this before and taken Bactrim for it in the past. However I've been prescribed 1 pill twice a day for a week. I'm half way through my prescription and I don't see any improvement. Any suggestions? Will it work eventually? ## Hello, Simone! How are you? Has there been any improvement, yet? The general rule with antibiotics is that if they are working, you shouldn't see any worsening after being on them for a full 24 hours and you should start to see improvement after taking them for a full 3 days. If there is no improvement after that time, then you should consult your doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nau...
Updated 2 months ago.

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