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I am taking Bactrim for a UTI and have side effects of hands shaking, gassy stomach, headache, loss of appetite, and irritability. There are 4 pills left and I am afraid to finish them. Is a substitute for Bactrim DS tablet SMX-TMP DS TAB? The script is 2 tablets twice a day. Should I just discontinue them or reduce them to one a day? ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. And SMX-TMP DS is just an abbreviation for the ingredients in Bactrim DS. An allergic reaction is listed by the FDA as possibly including fever, chills, trouble breathing, hives, and swelling. This is a very strong antibiotic, though it is not usually the first choice for a UTI. Are you on any other medications? Have yo...
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.
bacterial sinus infection AFTER starting antibiotics for another reason
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i was recently prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for an infected burn. on the second day, i woke up with a really sore throat. by night, i had a fever, and the next morning, i had a sinus infection--which i used to get chronically from about 11 years ago, up until 4 years ago, in which time ive only had one. a day later i had a productive cough, semi bad but nowhere near as bad as the bronchitus the sinus infections would, after months, eventually turn into. those infectionswere clearly bacterial as whenever I did end up taking antibiotics, they always ended within a few days. I tried to ride them through to defer antibiotic resistance and such, and i cant rememeber if i ever did, because they WOULDNT go away. regardless, i went back to the dr this time after gettin...
Updated 14 days ago.
can I take bactrim ds 800 160 tab for ear infection?
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I'm having pain in my right ear n also pressure and I can't hear, it's like I hear echo. Sometimes when I swallow saliva my pain comes really bad. ## Hello, Yoli! How are you? Yes, this is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. However, you shouldn't take it, unless your doctor has confirmed that you have an infection and instructed you to take it, because taking it when it is not appropriate creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## can bactrim help get rid of shingles? my mother has had a shingles break out be...
Updated 27 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 1 month ago.
bactrim ds 800 160 tab side effects
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My husband was prescribed this pill for a staph infection. He has dementia and has had total confusion, craziness, sleeplessness and anger since taking this pill (2 pills in am and 2 pills in PM). Could this be a side effect? ## Hi Mimi, According to the MayoClinic... confusion, irritability, and trouble sleeping are all listed as possible side effects of Bactrim. However what's interesting to me is that they are reported under a category called "incidence not known", which makes me wonder if they haven't actually been able to prove that Bactrim is the cause even though patients have experienced such symptoms during their time on the medication. My hunch says that Bactrim is a strong suspect, but I would still encourage you to discuss possible solutions with his doctor i...
Updated 1 month ago.
bactrim ds 800 160 tab shelf life
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WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE FOR THIS MEDICATION? ## Hello, Mouse! How are you? If you have the tablets in a bottle as dispensed by your pharmacy, then the expiration date is one year from the day you had it filled. This is due to the fact that the containers they use expose it to the elements that contribute to degradation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a prescription bottle of Bactrim 800 mg dated 7/10/17 and I was wondering if this prescription is still good?
Updated 1 month ago.
Bactrim forte during pregnancy
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I suspect I may be pregnant and I have taken one tablet of bactrim forte for a urinary tract infection. Is it safe? ## Bactrim should never be taken during pregnancy. However if the benefit far outweighs the consequennces, the doctor will sometimes make an exception. I think you will be ok. Just get to a doc right away. congrats ## This medication, containing Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic. It is listed as Pregnancy Category C, which means the effects on pregnancy are not known, so please see your doctor. ## I have stomach problem and I m pregnant now. The doctor prescribe me bactrim ds 800-160 tab. I have taken one lastnite and caused me headache and could not sleep. It is prescribed for 14 days but I m hesitated to take another one now. I don't feel ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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 1 month ago.
Becotrim 960
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I filled a mail order prescription for bactrim and when i received it, it said becotrim 960. Is this the same? The pills came from india / combitic global caplet pvt ltd. ## Bactrim is sold in the U.S. as an antibiotic for bacterial infections. I researched and looked for becotrim 960. I'm unable to find anything about the becotrim. You said it came from India. The United States do import medications because we do have manufacturing plants in countries like India. However, did you have a prescription for it or did you just wanted to order from a site without having to use a prescription? The pill could very well be Bactrim or it could very well be useless. This is why I go to a local pharmacy, which will carry this product. Did the pharmacy you use have Bactrim DS (double strength)....
Updated 1 month ago.
smz tmp ds 800 160 ingredients
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I am an 80 year old female in good health with no medications until a recent bout with Urinary Tract Infection. I tolerated the pills for a few days week but the symptoms got so severe I stopped taking them. I took 15 out of 20. I was constipated for the first four days and had stomach discomfort with lots of gas and bloating. The last couple of days my legs hurt bad from my groin to my knees and the bloating and gas got worse even after regular bowel movements. I felt so bad I stayed in bed most of the day. I felt normal after getting off this medication. Will never take this one again. Now I wonder what ingredients could cause the most severe leg pain. ## This is a generic for the antibiotic Bactrim, smz stands for Sulfamethoxazole, and TMP stands for Trimethoprim. It is used to treat...
Updated 1 month ago.
sulfa drug list for blood pressure meds
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I am allergic to sulfa drugs. Having a hard time finding the right blood pressure medicine. Can you please help me find blood pressure meds that don't contain sulfa ## Hello, Sherrie! How are you? What specific sulfa drug or drugs have you had a reaction to? While many blood pressure medications are related, not everyone that is allergic to a sulfa drug, such as Bactrim, is also allergic to all the rest. I am a good example of that. I had a very bad reaction to Bactrim several years ago, but I am fine with blood pressure and cardiac medications. What blood pressure medications have you tried? The FDA lists the symptoms of an allergic reaction as possibly including swelling, trouble breathing, hives, itchy rash and angioedema. ## Diovan hct, zebeta, hyzaar, bystolic, cardizem, I can ...
Updated 1 month ago.
medicine for stapph infections
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What kind of medicine is used to treat stapph infections ## PREVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT STAPH DRUG THAT IS EFFECTIVE ## Generally it requires a strong antibiotic, such as Bactrim, or the generic equivalent. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. What medication was prescribed for you?
Updated 1 month ago.
Bactrim and Lisinopril
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I am on lisinopril and my dr put me on bactrim for 3 days and I feel more tired than usual. Is this something I should be concerned about? ## Drowsiness can be a normal side effect of both of these medications, and it can be more severe, when you are taking more than one that may cause it, according to the FDA. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and diarrhea. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are these the only medications you are currently taking?
Updated 1 month ago.
SMZ/TMP Ds 800 160 Tab
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Everything that I'm reading about smz/tmp 800 is freaking me out! Now I dont think that I want to take it!! So anyway I was wounding if it will work on absess? Please, any help would be great! ## I understand your concern, since it is a sulfa based antibiotic, it can cause some problematic side effects in some people that take it and about 3% are allergic to it. I had a bad experience with it myself and can't take it, again. However, the percentage that have problems with it is actually a very small number and the greater amount of people take it without experiencing any problems. Its regular side effects are no different than any other antibiotic and may include nausea, dizziness, non-alelrgic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Bactrim details here. And it can be used for vario...
Updated 2 months ago.
Dosage of ip 272 for my infection
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I have this medication that I dont remember what it was for but I have an infected tooth thats killing me and going into my ear, I have no insurance or funds what dosage would I take this at? I have just started I took one and Im thinking 3 times a day every 8 hours will this help? ## Gregory, Bactrim is not the most effective antibiotic for dental infections.Most hospitals offer a dental clinic based on ability to pay or charity care. I understand the challenges of being financially strapped but even taken as prescribed this class drug may not completely focus on the complex infections encountered in dental sensitive organisms. For other types of infections the usual dosage of this drug is two tablets taken twice daily for ten days or otherwise directed by your prescriber. I hope that ...
Updated 2 months ago.
can you have a reaction to bactrim 9 days later?
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started taking Bactrim over a week ago due to an acute kidney infection. Began to experience dizziness a day ago, pain behind the ears started on the left side with a bump and then felt pain on the right side the next morning. Body aches as well. Today I woke up with a rash all over my body that itches and almost has like a burning sensation. Can I take Benadryl with Bactrim to help with the rash? ## Yes, you can experience an allergic reaction that late into a course of it. I had it happen to me 9 and a half days in, I had one dose left, but had to see my doctor and stop taking it. The sad thing is that when i got those bumps, which in my case were swollen glands, I went to the ER and the doctor there did not recognize it as an allergic reaction, so I kept taking it for a few more days...
Updated 2 months ago.
Bactrim and Ampicillin
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I am currently prescribed Bactrim and my doctor wants me to switch to Ampicillin. Is this normal? I just took a Bactrim 4 hours ago. Can I start taking the Ampicillin right away? ## Hi Cindy, According to the University of Maryland Medical Center ( / drug interaction tool) there are no interactions listed between Bactrim and Ampicillin. While this does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist, it is my understanding that the two are generally regarded as being safe to take together. Nevertheless, it's always a good idea to consult your prescribing doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about what they're recommending for you.
Updated 2 months ago.
s4 ilvitrim
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I'm hiv positive they give me ilvitrim and it gives me a rash all over my body I dnt know if I must continue using it or what ## This is a foreign name for Bactrim, which is an antibiotic that is used to treat, or prevent bacterial infections. The NIH warns that it can cause a non-allergic skin rash as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and diarrhea. Is the rash itchy? Does it include hives? You may need to switch to a different antibiotic. Have you informed your physician?
Updated 2 months ago.
white pill 5898 v white oval
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white oval pill 5898 ## I was prescribed this pill for a staph infection. It is supposed to be stronger than normal antibiotics for staph and also work on those staph infections that are the drug resistance ones. The pill is actually called cotrimoxazole ds--po tab. I'm assuming the PO meanby mouth then tablet. Thru searches I have found this to also be called Cotrim Oral and Bactrim as well. It states that there are alot of medications you can't be on to take this medication. I didn't take all of it, so I didn't real ly suffer any side effects. I did however see that it states it can make you dizzy and you should avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight and that you should take this medication with plenty of water. ## This pill is a com...
Updated 3 months ago.

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