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Can Sulfameth Trimethoprim Cause False Results On A Pregnancy Test?

Hello, I have been given this antibiotic (sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160) for a uti and yeast infection. I also had blood in my urine. I have been having horrible headaches all day and night long, feeling like im going to vomit, and been very tired! But my main question is... Could this medication cause a false positive on a pregnancy test? Or could it be the blood in my urine? I am almost sure I am not pregnant. Please help, the constant worrying and and stress is haunting and unbearable. Thank you please comment correct info. ## No, this antibiotic, which is a generic for Bactrim, has not been known to cause false positives on pregnancy tests. What type of test was it, a home one, or was it a regular lab test that your doctor did? ## Hello, I have been given this antibiotic (sulfameth...

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Amneal Manufacturer Generic Bactrum 800/160

Where can I find the inactive ingredients for sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160 - generic for Bactrim?? I have allergies to some inactive ingredients & cannot find it for this generic drug from Amneal. ## Jen - Ask your pharmacist to check the drug's package outsert, which should list both active and inactive ingredients. You can also request the information from [email protected] In addition see "What Patients Should Know About Generic Drugs", . ## What are the markings on them? I can research this for you, but I need to know the markings to ensure that I find the correct information. Some pharmacies list the distributor on the label, rather than the manufacturer. Typical side effects of Bactrim may include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, an...

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Sulfameth-Trimethoprim 800/160 tabs for boils?

Will this medication treat infected boils on skin? ## am taking sulfameth/trimethoprim 800 ## This is a combination antibacterial agent used to treat various types of infections. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. ## They said my household have Mrsa nd my inside body ## im on this medication for hiddranittes supprivita and i feel sick and bed ritten i wanna know is their anyother medication i can take besides this i cant eat or anything help ## If it's that bad why is it still prescribed? Does it clear up swelling on genitals?

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Taking ibuprofen after sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim

I took sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim 800/160 mg which expired 2 years ago; but i only took half and I have had a headache all day. Can I now take ibuprofen for the headache? My last dose was 4 and a half hours ago. ## Hello, Renee! How are you feeling? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed, but it is always best to double check to be sure. Since the Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is an antibiotic, why did you only take half of it? Given that it was also expired, that would likely not be an appropriate dose to treat an infection. The FDA also lists headaches as being one of its possible side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. ## How long does it take to start feeling better after taking smz tmp ds 800-160.

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## my mum was put on this drug for a water infection, only took it for two day's and was in terrible pain in her stomach, she has lost her appitite, lost two and a half stone in weight, this was seven weeks ago and thing's are not improving for her, her doctor say's the symptom's are due to her stroke which she had seven week's previous to the water infection, which we don't agree with as her appitite was very good up to taking the tablet's. Is there anybody out there who has had or know of any body with the same side effect's, please e-mail thank you Dee ## Trimethoprim is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Dee...

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Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800/160

I have an infected large bump on my calf. What is the extensive list of side effects for this medication? ## Common Side Effects Headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or loss of appetite. None of the above common side effects require immediate attention. If you experience them for a few days, talk to your physician about more advice. Do not try to treat them on your own. Less Common Side Effects Muscle aches/pains, difficulty breathing, unusual bleeding/bruising, bluish fingernails/lips, any blood disorders, joint aches/pains, pain or difficulty passing urine, skin rash, hives, itching, yellowing of the eyes/skin, lower back pain, allergic reactions, unusual weakness/tiredness, fever, chills, sore throat, increased sensitivity to the sun/ultraviolet light, any redness, bliste...

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sulfameth/thoprim 800/160 tabs/adverse reactions

given drug for a UTI. after two days i have bad pain in my right eye and blurred vision. what is this? is this an adverse reaction??? ## I am taking sulfameth trimethoprim 800-160 tabs (1 tab. twice a day) The doctor said I had e-coli in my urine. I have suffered from uti's with lower back pain for over 2 years and have been on different kinds of antibotics. but this is the first time I have been told that I have e-coli in my urine. It has been 4 days since I started this new medicine I have 3 more days to go. I have been drinking 8 bottles of water a day and I still have lower back pain and don't feel much better. Do you have any advice? Thanking you in advance, Lisa ## Side effects of Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can include: Painful or swollen tongue; dizziness, spinning s...

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Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800 160 Side Effects Tingling

Started 1 tablet a day of Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800 160 about week ago. 4 days ago turned to 2 tablet a day. For the last couple of days I've got a severe tingling in my hips and abdomen, and also some muscle pain. Is it a typical side effect for this medication? ## It can be, but it may also be a sign that you are sensitive to this medication and continuing to take it could result in your experiencing more severe symptoms. Learn more Bactrim details here. When this happens, it's usually best to switch to a different antibiotic. I ignored those initial symptoms and ended up developing a bad allergic reaction to it a few days later. How are you doing now? Have there been any changes? ## I was given the medicine for an abscess on my neck. I'm on day 34 pills a day I'm won...

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Antibiotics And Alchohol

I am taking the antibiotic suflameth/trimethoprim. Can a have a couple glasses of wine with dinner? ## It is generally not advised, because it can cause a worsening of the side effects, so you could find yourself dealing with severe nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and etc. It's basically taking one drink and making seem as if you'd drunk two instead and so on and since the effects of the antibiotic will still be in your system, some issues may linger for a day, or two afterwards. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am not having any side effects. I was curious if the wine would interfere in any way with the positive effects of the antibiotic. I had two glasses of red wine last night and had no adverse reactions. ## On antibiotics and an still have 2 five ounce glasses of Re...

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bacterial infection - vaginosis

Can I use trimethoprim to treat bacterial vaginosis? ## Hello, Jane! How are you? Yes, as long as your doctor has prescribed, but if not, it would be best to use what they recommend, as it can vary depending on the specific type of bacteria. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi, I think I have a bacterial vaginosis infection that's causing itching, burning and a light green/yellow discharge. Will the clindamycin antibiotic work? ## Why is sporasec used to treat bacterial vaginosis when it is an antifungal? I thought vaginosis was caused by bacteria and not fungi. Does sporasec have an active ingredient that is antibacterial? ## Can I t...

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Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800 160 Tabs Side Effects

I have been experiencing muscle pain in my scapula and hip while on this medication, is this a side effect or over exercising? ## Side effects of Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can include; joint aches, unusual bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, and muscle pain or weakness. There are a lot more possible side effects associated with this medication, but those listed above are the only ones that I would consider to be linked to your muscle pain. NOTE: the side effects above are regarded as being "severe side effects"; so it is strongly advised that you contact your doctor about it, in case you have to switch medications. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post bac...

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Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic solution

It is an eye drop and was wondering what it is used to treat since it was prescribed for an ear infection. ## I wondered if you could tell me what the recommended dosage is for this drug. It was prescribed to me in July and I didn't keep the insert from the box that had the dosage. I have the same condition again and need to know how much to use. Thank you. ## My husband said one drop every four hours. ## Can Polymyxin B Sulfate And Trimethoprim Opthalmic Solution, USP ## Just to add some clarifications to this thread... A sterile eye antibiotic solution can be used in the ear, but not vice versa, since ear solutions aren't sterile and, since it an antibiotic solution, that means it's used to treat infections. As to the dosage, for inner ear infections, it is 1 to drop every...

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can you drink alcohol while taking sulfameth trimethoprim

Can I drink a large amount of vodka at 3/4 if I took a pill at 9? I drank a lot of water with it. will it negatively effect me? ## Hello, Hannah! How are you? Even a small amount of alcohol can cause worsening of the side effects, you may get more nauseous, dizzy and drowsy than normal, so a large amount could actually be dangerous. Normal side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am taking sulfameth/trimethoprim 800 for a UTI and can't get enough water. Is this normal? Jade ## I drink a natural light 12oz will that cause any side effects

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Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800/160 tabs 2x day

I have been using sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 tabs for 2 days (10 day supply, 2x day) and I just started having frequent urges and slight pain/discomfort when urinating? I am using this medication to treat a boil/MRSA. Is this a normal symptom or should I consult the doctor? ## Sulfemathoxazole with Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. And no, those are not normal side effects, however, they are symptoms of a urinary infection, so you should consult your doctor. The normal side effects to this medication can include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more: Are there any questions or comments? ## I have uti and i been bleed for at less too week i just got the medcine sulf/trimeth 800/160 is the bleeding is fron the uti cause i only be on my perioud for 3 day of every month a...

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can i take sulfameth trimethoprim 800 160+ cephalexin 500 togetter

I have UTI LONG TIME CAN I TAKE BACTRIM COMBINATION WITH CEPHALEXIN 500? ## Hello, Tamila! How are you? Antibiotics, such as these, are often prescribed together in the case of severe infections, or if a doctor can't be completely certain what type of bacteria has caused the infection. Learn more Sulfa/Trimeth details here. Learn more Cephalexin details here. These antibiotics may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, they should only be taken if they have been prescribed for this by your doctor. Taking antibiotics inappropriately creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria, which could lead to further health problems down the road. And a large number of people have bad reactions to the Sulfa/Trimeth, since...

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can i drink alcohol with Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800 160

I've been on this medicine for three days can I drink alcohol while on this? ## Alcohol can seriously intensify the side effects, so drinking while taking this antibiotic could cause more dizziness, drowsiness and nausea than usual. Thus, it could also result in one drink affecting you as if you had 2 or 3 and so on. Learn more Bactrim details here. In rare cases, this medication can also cause some liver or kidney damage, alcohol may also increase that risk. In reality, the final choice on whether or not to imbibe is up to you, I can only tell you the true information on possible associated risks. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Ive been taking Sulfameth/Tmp 800/160mg tabs for 3 days. 2 tablets twice per day. Im finished taking it yesterday evening. When is it ok to d...

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Sulfameth Trimethoprim 800-160 and Small Red Whelts

I took my first dose of this medication 30 minutes ago. I itch all over and have small red welts like a bite. Is this a side affect? If so will it go away? ## Have you consulted your doctor? This sounds more like an allergic reaction, what you are describing sounds like hives and that means that this may not be the right antibiotic for you to use. You should talk to your doctor about trying a different medication. ## I itch very bad what can I do. I have on itch lotion. But I cant get it to stop. Can the doctor do anything? Yes I took benadryl. Sum one please help. ## I finished a course of Trimethoprim 6 days ago and my U/A has some blood but no sign of infection. If an infection develops quickly can I take Trimethoprim tablets even though the expiration date was Feb 2017? Will an expi...

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sulfamethoxazoletmp ds tablet

oval shaped white pill with a V on one side and 58 59 on the back ## Sulfemethoxazole with Trimethoprim is a generic for Bactrim, an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. You can read more here: Do you have any questions? ## just started taking sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablets yesterday and today i have sypmtoms of vaginal itching and burning. Is this a side effect and what can I do about it. ## just do as much googling as possible...or bing or whatever....we are our own best heaLth advocates. ## drinking this madicacion could i go under the sun ## Does the antibotic have pencillin in it? ## IS THIS MED SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TMP DS TABLET BAD FOR ME TO TAKE IF I HAD C-DIFF ? ## I have had the exact sa...

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sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim - is it too strong

My mom was diagnosed with a UTI infection. She was just released from the hospital after getting a plural catheter. She has been so weak and tired. Will this medication get rid of a UTI? And will it interfere with her current meds? I want to make sure it's not too strong for her. She is 91 and weighs 117 pounds. ## What medications is she currently taking? I'm sorry, but I can speak to any interference, without knowing more specific details. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash.

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It's scary how easily and fast doctors will prescribe medicine

I've been on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800/160mg for a while. I was told it would clear up an infection I have in my gums. I've been on it noticing red spots as if somebody bruised me on my arms and the urinating thing, I noticed a couple people have mentioned that it caused problems urinating very slow and not emptying your bladder. I'm believing from other people's complaints that this company is just not taking it seriously as the same complaints have been arising and the answers they give are brushed off. To me there's too many big pharmaceutical companies and it's all about the Mighty Dollar. That's all they care about. Pharmaceutical companies have killed and injured so many people. If you think about it think about all the people who are employed. ...

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