Bactrim

Active Ingredient(s): Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, SMX-TMP
FDA Approved: * July 30, 1973
Pharm Company: * MUTUAL PHARM
Category: Antibiotics

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Bactrim Overview

Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), also known as co-trimoxazole among other names, is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.[2] It consists of one part trimethoprim to five parts sulfamethoxazole.[3] It is used for urinary tract infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections, travelers' diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, and cholera, among others.[2][3] It may be ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co-trimoxazole

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sulfamethoxazole/septra/Bactrim

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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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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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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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, SMX-TMP
  • Injection: 800mg/ml + 160mg/ml, 80mg/ml + 16mg/ml
  • Suspension: 200mg + 40mg, 200mg/5ml + 40mg/5ml, 800mg/5ml + 160mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 400mg + 80mg, 800mg + 160mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Bactrim: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 13310-145 Bactrim 400 mg / 80 mg Oral Tablet by Ar Scientific, Inc.
  • 49708-145 Bactrim Oral Tablet by Caraco Pharma, Inc.

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