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.[1] It consists of a combination of two antifolate agents: one part trimethoprim to five parts sulfamethoxazole.[2] It is used for urinary tract infections, MRSA skin infections, travelers' diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, and cholera, among others.[1][2] It may be used b...

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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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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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Can Taking Bactrim Ds 800160 Cause Frequent Urination

I am taking bactrim ds 800/160 for upper respiratory can it cause frequent urination? ## i had to use bactrim for a infection, on the label said it could cause kidney stones, which i got one later. i refuse to take bactrim. ## You are supposed to drink at least a whole glass of water with each pill to prevent the formation of crystals. ## It is really difficult to determine how any person will react to any given medication, even an antibiotic like this one, which contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. There are several reports of people that have experienced frequent urination, while taking it, however you may want to consult your doctor to rule out other problems, such as a urinary tract infection. Are there any questions or comments? ## Which is better to use and ease the pain fo...

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I have a 40 pound dog with an eye infection

Hi. My name is Lilly and i have a 40 pound dog, named Harley. She is half pitbull and half lab. She's such a lover, almost too good to be true!! :) but after waking up today, my boyfriend and i have become REALLY worried about her eye... It's like leaking green stuff out of it. The 1st time we woke up, i saw it, i grabbed a napkin and wiped it off. THINKING it was just a normal eye booger from her eye watering all night. But a little bit after that, i looked at it again. And there's no way it was from just watery eyes. It's unusually thicker than normal and even more of a green-ish infection color too... I'm getting more and more worried about her but i cant take her to the vet with no money. Plz, if u know what i should do or have any ideas, plz let me know!!! My bo...

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sulfamethx/trimeth ds tb

bactrim ds tab 80-160mg ## You can read more about this medicine on the page for Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim (Bactrim is a brand name of this chemical combination). ## Bactrim is a sulfa based antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Bactrim details here. Are there any comments or questions? ## I was prescribed this drug and it had me sleeping 15 hours a day when I am a 5 hour a day person. It was like an out of body experience, I thought I would not make it and considered suicide, and I am the last person in the world to do that. My physician told me to stop taking the medication one evening and I awoke the next morning at my usual 4 a.m. a new person. I would never e...

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Bactrim Side Effects

I am curious if anyone else has had any of these side effects from taking bactrim. My mouth is so swollen with blisters all inside my mouth.....now it has started to affect my private area as well with same symptoms. I cant eat and it burns all day long. I only took 4 pills when this started. Please help if you can. ## Rhonda, I have exactly the same reaction to this drug. Blisters on the lips, very sore tongue and blisters on genital area. ## Hi Rhonda,what is the dose you are taking and it would be to your benifit to ask your doctor for a different medication or if it were me I would only take half a dose at a time every 4 to 6 hours. ## I am not sure if you are going to get a response, since this post was made in 2007. However, these reactions do happen to some people and in such ins...

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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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can i cut bactrim in half

I am cutting the Bactrim in half. I took full dosage two days but I cannot chance a fall so I cut in half. If I have dizziness, I will not finish. I can get natural product for UTIs. I do not take anything but an occasional ibuprophen so my system is clean. I never take prescribed drugs as a rule. ## Yes, this is not a time released medication, so you can safely cut it, however you should only do so under the approval of your doctor. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea, Has there been any change? How are you doing? ## Can I take a half dose of Bactrim to lower my dose because 800mg is too high for me? I've been on macrobid for 3 days (uti) but it's making me sick and does not seem to be wo...

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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.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (8 results)

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My husband was prescribed this pill for a staph infection. He has dementia and has had total confusion, craziness, sleep... 5 replies
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Have a tooth ache can it be used to get rid of infection so then the tooth can be taken care of? ## I would also like to... 5 replies
Bactrim ds dosage for dog
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I took Bactrim about two months ago and approximately 4 days after quitting the drug I developed severe muscle and joint... 4 replies




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