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is iilvitrim suspension the same as resmed co trimoxazole oral

I'M HIV positive and and my 9 months old baby is negative, at the clinic they use to prescribe nevarapine and Resmed Co-Trimoxazole Oral Suspension and they gave me Ilvitrim Suspension. Is it Ok? Because she has flue and ever she seems to be very weak and not eating well. ## Yes, it is the same medication, just under a different name. It is an antibiotic and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'm hiv positive my 4months baby is negative,at the clinic was giving her a nevarapine n ilvitrim bt nw I'm at eastern cape they say a 4months bby is not receiving a nevarapine the nurse give me only it is good cz is hiv negative n I'm still breast feeding her? ## Hi my daught...

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antibiotic ## Contrimoxazole is a common misspelling for what's known as "Co-trimoxazole". Active Ingredients: -Sulfamethoxazole -Trimethoprim Drug Class: Antibiotic / Sulfonamides Indications: Used to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections, including but not limited to: pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract, ears, G.I., etc. Brands: Bactrim, Sulfatrim, and Bactrim DS Availability: Prescription needed How it works: By stopping the growth of bacteria NOTE: Antibiotics do not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other viral infections. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Co-Trimoxazole Details I hope this helps!

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what are the side effects of trixazole

Hi there I just find out that I'm positive and cd4 is very low they gave me trixazole Ive been drinking it for 3 weeks now but this 2 week's it's very hard for me coz of rush my face and legs are swelling I can't sleep at night I'm scratching myself till mrng I thought this will go but till today and a sore throat should I leave a pill or what can I do already bought allegex but not working ## This is an antibiotic that can be used to treat, or prevent various types of infections, in some countries it is better known as Co-Trimoxazole. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. But given the itching and swelling, you should consult your doctor, because those could be signs of an alle...

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Sinus infection, sulfameth/trimeth, Fluticasone

I have about 8 of the sulfameth/trimeth that were left over. I've had a horrible sinus problem for years and my Dr wont give me antibiotics, only gives me Fluticasone. Looked up my nostril once that's it. Fluticasone is useless. Very thick mucus, smells bad. Green, yellow, even kinda gray. Maybe I need a specialist I don't know but I will try anything to get rid of this. I have to blow my nose so hard I'm afraid I'm gonna have a stroke Lol. Seriously though, I can't handle this anymore. ## I think it might be time for you to see an Ear, Nose, & Throat specialist to try and get to the root of the problem. While discolored mucous does not always mean an infection is present, contrary to popular belief as documented by the NIH, sometimes it means your body is fi...

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antibiotic and birth control pill

Hello, I'm taking an antibiotic for bronchitis. The active ingredient is Co-trimoxazole. I was wondering if there may be interactions with birth control pills? Thanks ## Hello, Naraka! How are you? If you're taking a contraceptive that contains a form of estrogen, such as one of the combined oral ones, then yes, it can lower the efficacy of them and there have been instances were women got pregnant, due to taking antibiotics, so it would be best to use a backup method of contraception, until 7 days after you have finished the antibiotic. Side effects to the Co-Trimoxazole may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Trimeth Sulfa Ds, for Otitis Media

I am prescribed this drug for recurrent middle ear infection. Do I still need to drink plenty of water taking this medicin? ## Hi Pratik D, I would just recommend listening to your body and staying hydrated throughout the day as needed. However, drinking a gallon of water a day is usually adequate for most individuals who are active and require more hydration. The instructions for taking this medication note the following: "Co-trimoxazole comes as a tablet and a liquid to take by mouth. It usually is taken two times a day but may be taken up to four times a day for severe lung infections. Drink a full glass of water with each dose." Referenced from: I hope this helps!

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cotrimoxazole ds 800-160 tab

was given to my son with another antibiotic. because an infected abscess.can be taken both at the same time?.is cotrimoxazole ds an antibiotic?why so many doses of antibiotics, is this necessary? ## Hi Lisa, In order to answer your first question (regarding taking both together), I would need to know the name of the other antibiotic medication that your son is taking. And yes, Co-trimoxazole is a sulfonamide "antibiotic" combination of Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, that is used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... Usually the reason for so many antibiotics at once is to make sure the infection is completely killed. If one of the antibiotics were to fail and cause antibiotic resi...

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Whatis The Side Effect Of Contrimoxazole Embatrim Forte

what is the side effect of contrimoxazole embatrim forte? ## The Co-Trimoxazole in Ebamtrim Forte contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, commonly sold in the U.S. under the brand name Bactrim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more: Are there any comments or questions?

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