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how long to take Rowatinex

Yesterday I took 1 tablet of bactrim for a UTI. For the next 6 hours I did not feel better, so I took 1 Rowatinex capsule. I woke up this morning symptoms free. Do I need to continue Rowatinex? For how long? Thanks. ## Bactrim is an antibiotic and just one tablet can't be expected to completely cure an infection and eradicate the bacteria that has caused it. They do not work like that. There are some antibiotics that only require one dose to be taken, but this isn't one of them. You can learn more Bactrim details here. And I have no information to provide on the Rowatinex, because it is an over the counter supplement that's used for kidney health and kidney stones. It is not actually promoted to help with UTIs. My best guess in this scenario is that this person may have been...

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dosage for dog ear infection bactrim

My beagle keeps a yeast infection in his ears all the time. No matter how many times I take him to the vet, it goes away for a week or two and it's back again. He has seizures and also he weighs 60 pounds, now I know he's overweight but I need to know how much bactrim I can give him to clear up his ear infection. I cannot take him to the vet right now I just don't have the cash for that. So any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. ## Bactrim is an antibiotic, it can only treat bacterial infections, it will not treat yeast infections. It can be used in dogs, according to NIH reports, and is safe for them, but it should not be given, without a veterinarians approval. It can also cause side effects in dogs, such as nausea, dizziness, skin rash, and diarrh...

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can i cut bactrim tmp in half for my dog

I have a 25-28 lb. Pug. She has an ear infection, and I have no money for the vet. I do have some Bactrim that I had a reaction to, and I am wondering if I can cut it in half to give her? I know we used to use Bactrim ?TMP when I worked in an animal shelter, but that was over 20 years ago, and I don't remember the dosages. Thank you. ## Hi Sherry, Based on my research, the usual initial dose of Bactrim for dogs is listed at 13 milligrams per pound, to be taken twice daily (12 hours apart). So for a 28lb dog, that would bring each dose to 364 milligrams (13 x 28 =364), amounting to a total daily dose of 728 milligrams (364 x 2 =728). However, just to be on the safe side it would probably still be a good idea to also contact your local veterinary office with a simple inquiry regarding...

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double dose of Bactrim DS?

Accidentally took double dose of Bactrim DS. Is this harmful? ## Hello, Jack! How are you? This is an antibiotic, so you can't really overdose on it, thus a double dose would only be really dangerous if you were allergic to it. Otherwise, you are most likely to experience more severe side effects than usual, which as reported by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhea. However, it is always best to inform your doctor of what happened, just in case. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have taken 3 bactrim tablets at once and I want to know if that will cause any problems I should be mindful of? Please reply!

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what is ilvitrim prescribed for

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...

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Bactrim for a 3lb Yorkie

I have a 3lb tcup Yorkie and he's been coughing and I can hear the congestion in his chest and breathing. I'm disabled and in serious pain my self and can barely walk due to the bladder and mesh I can't find the dosage for his weight. I don't want to give him to much. He's my everything and I feel so horrible but I don't want it to get worse or pneumonia? Please help me out. I will make sure he drinks plenty of water.

Bactrim muscle joint

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...

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Reaction to Bactrim

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...

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bacterial sinus infection AFTER starting antibiotics for another reason

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...

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Can I take Bactrim DS 800 160 tab for ear infection?

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...

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bactrim ds 800 160 tab side effects

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...

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bactrim ds 800 160 tab shelf life

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?

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Bactrim forte during pregnancy

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 ...

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smz tmp ds 800 160 ingredients

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...

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sulfa drug list for blood pressure meds

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 ...

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medicine for stapph infections

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?

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Bactrim and Lisinopril

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?

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SMZ/TMP Ds 800 160 Tab for an abscess?

Everything that I'm reading about Smz/Tmp 800 is freaking me out! Now I don't think that I want to take it! Anyway I was wondering if it will work on an abscess? 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...

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Dosage of ip 272 for my infection

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 ...

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can you have a reaction to bactrim 9 days later?

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...

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