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SMZ TMP DS 800/160 Mg Tablet Shelf Life

How long is this med good to take? At what point does it begin to lose its efficacy? ## Hello, Terry! How are you? If it is in a bottle as dispensed by your pharmacy, then the expiration date is one year from when it was filled for you, because that bottle can leave it exposed to the elements that cause degradation, so it begins to lose efficacy after that year. If it is in the original factory sealed container, then they are usually good for 4 to 5 years, until the seal is broken. 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? ## I have a bottle of bactrim 800.....I take it for MRSA break's from 2013, I've had a break out and need it quickly, new Dr ...

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bactrim and orange juice

Can I drink orange juice while on this medication? ## Hello, Fran! How are you? Yes, it is grapefruit juice contains an enzyme that can reduce the effectiveness of some medications, or make you absorb too much of them, but not orange juice. The FDA classifies Bactrim as an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I drink grapefruit juice?

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Interaction between bactrim and methadone

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. ## Hello Jill, I did a search on the NIH website but I was unable to find any clinical studies that would suggest this is true. In addition, when I checked the drug interaction portion of the NIH website all I was able to find is that when these two drugs are taken together it increases the chance of having a negative heart reaction. Though I am not saying what you heard is completely unfounded I just was not able to find any eviden...

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Crushing Bactrim Pills

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...

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What does DS 15 mean on a prescription bottle?

On my priscription bottle it list the amount of pills in the bottle as 30. Under that it says DS 15. Does that mean days supply or something else? ## Hi Bill, This may or may not be the case with your Rx, but I often see the abbreviation "DS" being referred to as "Double Strength" for some antibiotics such as Bactrim DS / Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim DS / SMZ-TMP DS. However, I would still encourage you to contact your doctor or local pharmacy just to know for certain. What type of prescription is it? ## Xanax says Qty 90 underneath DS 30. I'm confused. TBH I'm going to have to start counting my meds before I leave my pharmacy BC there's no way there were 90 in the bottle. I'm confused. I've been taking this med since 15 and I'm now 43. Somethi...

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Side effects of Bactrim

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...

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can i cut bactrim in half

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? ## Can I take a half dose of Bactrim to lower my dose because 800mg is too high for me? I've been on macrobid for 3 days (uti) but it's making me sick and does not seem to be wo...

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Constipation and Headaches

I have been constipated for 3 weeks and I also suffer from severe headaches as well as my head sweats with pressure. I was told I have a severe sinus infection has anyone else experienced all or any of these symptons. I was given Bactrim DS for the infection. ## Your constipation may complicate the sicknesses you have now. You have to drink more water to get out with it. Or have this Digestic by Mimonis to get relieved from any constipation you suffered. It works well in treating my constipation problem and I am sure will protect any of us threatened with constipation. ## The antibiotic may actually resolve the constipation issue, since it can cause diarrhea as a side effect. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and non-allergic ...

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Hello,I have gone to the doctore today and she wants me to start this medication,I am kinda worried from what I have been reading about this medication ,I have never taken this before,I am taking it for a sist behind my ear.Should I ask my doctor for a different medication? ## NO THERE IS NO NEED TO ASK TO DOCTOR TO CHANGE YOUR DRUG BECOZ YOUR DRUGS PRESCRIBTION INDICATES YOU HAVE A INFECTION INSIDE YOUR EARS .THIS MEDICINE COMPLETLY CURES YOU FROM THIS INFECTION. ## Your doctor prescribed this medication because the benefits outweigh the risks (as with all medication). A cyst behind your ear can be potentially dangerous because of the infection's proximity to your brain. Take the meds, watch for reactions and if it does not start to get better call your doctor. Make sure you drink ...

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tmp smz ds 160 800 mg tab amneal 20

What side effects of this if any? TMP/SMZ DS 160-800mg tab (AMNEAL) #20 ## Hello, Jerry! How are you? All medications carry the risk of causing side effects, even over the counter products. This is a generic for the antibiotic Bactrim and it may cause nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. If you experience hives, or any other signs of an allergic reaction, please seek medical attention immediately. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Its May 2015 I was given SMZ TMP DS for a bladder infection, after 5 days I was so sick I stopped taking it.that was 2 weeks ago .I am still feeling bad, with pains in back and limbs, when I do sleep I get nightmares, anxiety, lightheadedness and dizzy.I wish I had never taken it, my question is how long do the side effe...

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sulfur allergy and sulfur hexafluoride

If I have a sulfur allergy can a product that contains sulfur hexafluoride be used on me? ## I am scheduled for macular hole surgery in June and I am allergic to sulfur drugs. I just read that the gas used in my surgery is usually sulfur hexafluoride. Is it dangerous for me to have that gas during my surgery? ## Are you allergic to sulfa, or sulfur? There is a difference, and someone allergic to one might not be allergic to the other. For example, I am allergic to sulfa drugs, such as Bactrim, an antibiotic which contains sulfamethoxazole, but I am not allergic to sulfur overall, I can eat egg yolks, and etc. without a problem. Maggie, the best suggestion I can make for you is to tell them all of your allergies, so they know what they shouldn't use during your surgery.

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is ilvitrim used for diarrhea

So in December I had diarrhea,my baby was 6 months at that time. I got admitted in hospital for four days. And while I was in hospital, my baby was with my aunt. So he also had diarrhea,probably got it from me coz I am breastfeeding.She took him to the clinic and they gave him ILVITRIM SUSPENSION, Does it help with diarrhea? And what's the correct dosage? My aunt told me that at the clinic they said he should take it anytime when he has diarrhoea And I have just read about it being an anti-biotic, and from what i know... You finish the course of anti-biotic But we never finished it coz i was not told it is an anti-biotic ## Ilvitrim is an antibiotic, commonly found in some other countries under the name Bactrim, or Co-Trimoxazole, it is used to treat bacterial infections, so it will...

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Bactrim - lingering side effects

Took bactrim for l-1/2 days. Blood sugar plummetted, severe GI problems, anxiety through the roof! Immediately stopped taking. This was 3 months ago. Side effects continue although slowly improving. Am taking baby steps toward recovering from this awful, poisonous drug. Has anybody else had such a difficult recovery from this? ## It is very unusual for side effects to linger for such a long period of time, especially after taking just a few doses of the medication. There is an article on Medline Plus regarding drug induced low blood sugar, which does list Bactrim as being one of the medications known to cause such an issue. It's other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. That said, I also had a very bad experience with it, but I was o...

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can bactrim cause a false positive drug test

I take bactrim and alieve and don't do any drugs and had a positive drug screen for suboxone and benzos. Is this common? ## I also just pissed hot for benzos, and I'm only taking bactrim. ## I just failed a drug screen for benzos also and was kicked out of my halfway and all I've taken is Bactrim DS, Ibuprofen 800 and k flex. ## I just failed a drug test for benzos, and all I take is Bactrim ds. I am going to have it sent out to the lab. I cannot afford to lose all that I've been working for because I wanted to get rid of my sinus infection. ## Same here!!!!! I'm in outpatient. I get tested 3 x a week..always negative. I got prescribed this for infection and got called for a random at court and it came up as a benzo! ## So did i. Got called in for a random This was o...

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Bactrim ds dosage for dog

My dog has an ear infection and I have some bactrim ds that I couldn't take. I was wondering if he could take this medicine and what dosage would I give him? He weighs 23-25 lbs. ## Hi Kat, When it comes to potent antibiotics such as Bactrim, I feel it is vital to contact an experienced veterinarian who can assess the dog's condition in person first and then make an appropriate medical decision based off their evaluation. Just to add, Bactrim is in fact prescribed to dogs and cats alike for various types of infections. My only concern is that Bactrim tends to cause a lot of side effects in humans, so I can only hope that your dog has a positive response to it. If you have a moment, please post back on how things are going with treatment. ## How much bactrim should I give my 60lb...

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Bactrim DS

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...

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Becotrim 960

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)....

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Sulfameth-trimeth DS not working for urinary tract infection after 5 days

I am having urinary tract infection and was given sulfameth/trimeth ds by my doctor. For the past 5 days I've been taking the same but I feel the more my pain is getting worst rather than feel some easing off. There are just 3 more tablets left and I am done with that 7day antibiotic period. Do you think I still have to wait until I finished everything before the result kicks in? Or do I need to request for a more extensive examination? ## SEVEN DAYS for a UTI in a male. Bactrim-DS is an excellent drugs for UTIs. Anything beyond a simple URI, for which we write for 14 days' tx, but more usually we write for 3-d minimum. Your doctor (if indeed he/she IS a real MD) is a total moron! ## I have a UTI and my Dr said a urine analysis will show what medication to put me on. ## If you h...

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Can Taking Bactrim Ds 800160 Cause Frequent Urination

I am taking bactrim ds 800/160 for upper respiratory can it cause frequent urination? ## i had to use bactrim for a infection, on the label said it could cause kidney stones, which i got one later. i refuse to take bactrim. ## You are supposed to drink at least a whole glass of water with each pill to prevent the formation of crystals. ## It is really difficult to determine how any person will react to any given medication, even an antibiotic like this one, which contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. There are several reports of people that have experienced frequent urination, while taking it, however you may want to consult your doctor to rule out other problems, such as a urinary tract infection. Are there any questions or comments? ## Which is better to use and ease the pain fo...

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I have a 40 pound dog with an eye infection

Hi. My name is Lilly and i have a 40 pound dog, named Harley. She is half pitbull and half lab. She's such a lover, almost too good to be true!! :) but after waking up today, my boyfriend and i have become REALLY worried about her eye... It's like leaking green stuff out of it. The 1st time we woke up, i saw it, i grabbed a napkin and wiped it off. THINKING it was just a normal eye booger from her eye watering all night. But a little bit after that, i looked at it again. And there's no way it was from just watery eyes. It's unusually thicker than normal and even more of a green-ish infection color too... I'm getting more and more worried about her but i cant take her to the vet with no money. Plz, if u know what i should do or have any ideas, plz let me know!!! My bo...

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