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Purbac with Lagatrim

Can I take Lagatrim (Cotrimoxazole) in place of Purbac (Sulphamethoxazole,Trimethoprim) together with ARVs? ## Both Lagatrim/Cotrimoxazole, and Purbac contain the same active ingredients, Sulfamethoxazole, and Trimethoprim, so they are interchangeable, as long as the dosage, and dosage frequency is the same. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Sulfamethoxazole with Trimethoprim as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, non-allergic skin rash, and headache. Ref: Cotrimoxazole Information As to the ARV's, it depends on which specific ones you're taking. Can you please post back with more information?

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purbac and contraceptives

I have been on Purbac for acne, today (Wednesday) marks the 3rd week of treatment. Last week on Thursday was my last day having my period. Today I had intercourse with my fiance and the condom broke. Am I at risk of pregnancy? Does ovulation play a part in this? Can I take contraceptives? ## Antibiotics like Purbac can reduce the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives, creating a risk of pregnancy. Yes, Ovulation always plays a role, but if the antibiotic disrupted your cycle, you may not ovulate when you expect to do so. The FDA lists the other side effects of Purbac as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Ref: Purbac Information Have you done a pregnancy test, yet?

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Purbac Double Strength Information

Can I use purbac double strength while I am taking contreceptives that are called Nordette? I have recently started both medications. ## Hello, Tray! How are you? According to the details provided by the NIH, this antibiotic may reduce the efficacy of your oral contraceptives, so it would be best to use a back up method of contraception, such as condoms, while you are taking the antibiotic. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was prescribed purbac double strength for acne a week ago with epiduo gel. Now my skin looks like it's peeling off & dry. Is it supposed to peel off? Also, what can I use to moisturize my face as it's so...

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Purbac and insomnia

I'm taking purbac double strength but I can't sleep at all. Anyone else having insomnia? ## That’s because Purbac is an antibiotic. It does nothing for insomnia. ## Isomnia is a common issue with many medications. Purbac contains the active ingredient Sulfamethoxazole, it is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, diarrhea, and arthralgia. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? ## Yes cant sleep mind very active and if i do fall asleep its for 3hrs also feel tired no energy

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Purbac for my rottweiler

My Rottweiler is 4 months ... Can I give him purbac as he needs antibiotics? He has pavro virus. And I don't have financials to take him to vet again... He is very weak, will not eat or drink, vomits and watery stool. So just want to know will it be safe to give him purbac? ## Sorry to hear that your dog is sick :( Unfortunately, if he is sick with a viral infection, Purbac and other antibiotics will not help, as those only treat bacteria and do not kill viruses. Truthfully it would be best to get a proper diagnosis from a veterinarian so that the right treatment may be prescribed. It sounds like dehydration is a concern at this stage if he is not keeping down water and is having diarrhea.

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Purbac for Tonsilitis

My daughter aged 5 was prescribed purbac for tonsilitis. Is this proper? ## My 4 year old son complains of ear pain. Do u recomend purbac without doctor prescription ## This is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections, so it is best to follow the doctor's instructions. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I use purbac for tonsillitis?

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Purbac, is it safe as an Acne treatment?

My son has just turned 13 and has developed, what I thought, were only zits on his forehead, however our family doctor says he is developing Acne and has prescribed Purbac. I am a little concerned as I do not like anti-biotics...does anyone have any info or side effects of this drug? ## Purbac is a combination antibiotic containing Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. Have you tried any other options, such as over the counter treatments? ## I've used Purbac for years to control my problem skin and have found it to be very effective. ## the use of antibotic s should only be used in cases of abcessed boils, antibotics destroyed normal bacteria in the stomach an intestines, Acne is a trying prombem ...

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Purbac C24

The Doctor prescribed Purbac for me because I had an unprotected intercourse. The tablets are oval shaped ingraved and written c24 on the other side. Was this the correct prescription? ## Purbac contains the active ingredients Sulamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent infections. There are some STDs that can be prevent or cured through the use of antibiotics and some that are not curable. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## I started using c24 antibiotics a week ago, and they are helping I just have a question could they delay my periods? ## I have some blisters ball lyk under my arm I takes purbac c 24.they can help me ## Can Purbac 960mg be us...

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purbac and early pregnancy

Good day, I'm HIV + and now 6 weeks pregnant. I have been taking Tribuss & Prubac since late 2015. Is it still safe to continue on Prubac. ## Both of these medications are commonly used during pregnancy, when the mother is HIV+. So, you should follow your doctor's instructions on taking them. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Congratulations on the pregnancy! Are you hoping for a boy, or girl? ## I am I able to conceive if I'm using durobac double strength and what should I know about it when trying to conceive

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what is ilvitrim suspension used for

Hi, my 2yr old boy took some unknown pills while he was playing with his friends so he was given ilvitrm suspension. What worries he has rash all over his body. Does this mean that this medication is working? ## What is ilvitrim pills and can I drink it while am planing to get pregnant ## Hy im my son is 7weeks n tested negetive,im breastfeeding him but i feel that he does not get full can i feed him soft porrige but i hear tht if u giv him food or water his gonna be infected as well.im on my medication arvs n his been given ilviltrim suspention.im n on med leav n soon will go back to work my worrie is tht wil he be infected if i feed him formula n water ## Hi I took four pills of ilviltrim at once am I at risk of an overdose I'm super worried ## HI MY NEWBORN HAS YELLOW DISCHARGE O...

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Purbac recommended dosage in dogs

My boxer of 38kg has been given purbac by his vet when he had some epulous (sp) removed. The instructions was 2 twice per day for 10 days but I now realize they have only given me 20 tabs and not 40. Is the dosage correct and they have miscounted the tabs or is the dosage incorrect? 500mg white tabs. Vet closed for holidays. ## The vet prescribed purbac for my dog. My yorkie weighs 1.4 kg. The vet prescribed 1.5 ml purbac and I feel that is too much. What is the recommended dosage of purbac to give my dog? ## My vet prescribed Purbac for my dog (I am an Italian Greyhound Breeder). What ailments can be treated with Purbac in dogs? Thanking you kindly. ## Can Purbac be used for muscle pain for dogs? My Sha-Pei seems to have pulled a muscle. She is about 30kg and 10 years old. What else ca...

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Purbac side effects question

Hi I am on Purbac double strength, taking one tablet a day for six months. Is this medication bad and will I have negative long term effects after taking this for this six month time period? I am taking it to improve my skin acne. Recently I had a Pneumavac inoculation and was so sick for days and had a very bad reaction to this vaccine whilst on Purbac. Was this caused from being on this Purbac at the same time as having the vaccine? ## Purbac is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections, it contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, antibiotics are often used to help treat some forms of acne. The typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. What type of reaction did you have to the vaccine? What sy...

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What Is Purbac Used For

Can I use Purbac for Bronchitis? ## Purbac contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. And it depends on the type of bronchitis that you have, some cases of it are caused by viruses, such as the cold or flu, rather than bacteria and, if that is the case, an antibiotic will not help. Learn more Purbac details here. What has your doctor recommended you use for it? ## is purbac double strength used for HIV people? ## can purbac double strength treat asthma? I have this chronic cough wich ended up triggering asthma, my dr gave me solphyllex syrup and purbac double strength ## can I use purbac for my terrible acne that just started now I in my middle 20s ## I had the same cough for months went to...

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purbac and pregnancy

Hi. I just found out I am 3 months pregnant and I have been taking purbac but my dermatologist told me to stop it. Is my baby safe? ## Hello, Piwo! How are you? Since you are early in your pregnancy and have stopped taking it, the risks are not very high. Most medications cause greater risk, when taken during late pregnancy, as the baby develops more. However, this medication has been known to transfer through the placenta to the baby, as reported by the FDA, so please make sure that you keep all doctor's appointments, to they can monitor you for any possible problems. Is there anything else I can help with? ## If im taking purbac does it increase the chances of falling pregnant if im taking the tablets while being intimate with my partner? ## Hi. I'm HIV+ and I have been using ...

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My lost weight on the past 3months and one her colegues advised her to take purbac pills we r both neggative is it a good idea to use purbac in case someone lose weight ## Hello, Justino! How are you? You don't have to be HIV positive to take this medication, it is actually just an antibiotic that's used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, headache and diarrhea. That said, no, it will not help someone to gain weight and you shouldn't take it, unless your have an infection. Taking it improperly creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi I was fully blown my CD4 count was 37 n doctor gave me purbac,i...

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Purbac for mild acne and pimples

Hi Doc. I would like to know will taking purbac get rid of pimples? And also how long should i take it for it to be effective. I have gotten it from from the pharmacy and was instructed to take one a day. ## Hello Moeyy, First I would like to say that I am not a medical professional. Each purbac tablet contains the active ingredients Trimethoprim 80 mg and Sulphamethoxazole 400mg. Both of these medications are used to fight bacterial infections, so unless your pimples are caused by some sort of bacterial infection it is not likely that this medication will have any effect. To answer your follow up question, the manufacturer's website gives the following administration instructions. [1] Prubac Adult Tablets Children 6-12 years: One Purbac Adult tablet every 12 hours after meals. Adul...

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C24 antibiotic tablets / Purbac

My dr prescribed Purbac Ds 950 mg tabs, but the tab the chemist gave to me does not look like the correct tablet, as there is the word C24 engraved on the tab. Is this the right one or not? ## In my investigation, neither Purbac Adult, Purbac DS or Purbac Paediatric suspension are available in 950mg dosage forms. The manufacturer ("Pharmacare Limited") only lists 40mg/200mg; 80mg/400mg; 160mg/800mg - not to mention, 950mg would only represent one of the two active ingredients in Purbac (Trimethoprim/Sulphamethoxazole). To ensure that you received the appropriate medication, I would encourage you to contact the chemist where you got it from. Was your dosage custom made/tailored by your doctor to meet your own unique set of circumstances? I am also not finding any reliable data on...

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what is trivenz used for

Hi I'm taking purbac and trivenz as a part of my treatment, but I'm losing weight and I'm HIV positive. ## Hi my partner he's using trivenz after sleeping with another partner should I will be worried Mbesh ## I'm also taking both and seemingly I have developed rash all over my body and it is itchy ## Hello Nene, The medication Tivenz is used to treat HIV, HIV infections and the hepatitis B virus. Tivenz contains the active ingredients Effavirenz 600mg, Emtricitabine 200mg and Tenofovir 300mg. The medication works by acting as a non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, reducing the activity of viral enzymes and decreasing the growth and amount of HIV virus. I hope that this information helps.

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Purbac for HIV patients

I've been HIV positive since 2012 and i dont know my cd four count, but lately i've been getting sores in my mouth. Can i take purbac? Is it safe? ## Hello, Neoza! How are you? It depends on what's causing the sores. Purbac is an antibiotic that is only effective at treating or preventing bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, the sores could be due to oral thrush or canker sores and, if that is the case, the antibiotic will not help. Have you consulted a doctor for a diagnosis? ## I have hiv and am taking trivenz and purbac for the past two years. How long can I stay on purbac?

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Are purbac and bactrim the same thing

I have a skin problem. I have a rash on my face and my back so my aunt told me to use a bactrim pill because it's good. Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to fill a prescription for them. Now I just noticed that they gave me purbac instead of bactrim. I just want to know if they can be used for the same treatment in ur body? ## Yes, they both contain the same active ingredients, Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, which are antibiotics used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Are you on any other medications? Do you have any known allergies? ## Neobloc a nd metopolol are the same? Neobloc100 mg and metopolol100mg are the same

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