FDA Approved: * March 23, 1978
Pharm Company: * SANDOZ
Category: Antibiotics

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

Sulfamethoxazole Overview

Sulfamethoxazole (SMZ or SMX) is an antibiotic. It is used for bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and prostatitis and is effective against both gram negative and positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli.[1] Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and skin rashes. It is a sulfonamide and bacteriostatic. It resembles a component of folic acid. It prevents folic acid synthesis in the bacteria that must synthesize their o...

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burning tongue
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my tongue is red, swollen, looks like deep lines or cracks in it. very irritated and most foods dont even have a taste just burn or numbness. was wondering if it could be caused by any of these new meds the Dr. recently put me on. they are, Sulfamethoxazole-TMPDS tablets, Clindamycin HCL 100 MG capsules,or Nabumetone 500 MG tablet ## My tongue is bright red... I was on Sulfamethoxazole-TMPDS tablets for a UTI and had blood in my urine >>>I just finished my meds and yesterday and my tongue is burnig ## After taking the antibiotic, which is a generic for Bactrim, it's possible that you've both developed thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If so, it requires treatment with an antifungal medication that you can take orally and the only ones available will require a...
Updated 3 hours ago.
What Is Ilvitrim Used For
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If one is HIV positive and is given Ilvitrim, does that mean that have to take those pills for ever or only when necessay? ## What has your doctor advised? Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent infections, which can be very dangerous to someone that is HIV positive. In many countries, it is sold under the brand name Bactrim, so you can learn more about it here: However, only your doctor is going to be able to let you know how long you need to take it. ## Can. I give the baby alvitrim with differen time? ## I give my child ivtrim at dffrnt tym is fyn ## Is it necessary to give my baby ilvitrim if I'm feeding her formula? ## If iam HIV negative and given iivitrim by my doc when I Finnish treatme...
Updated 2 days ago.
Sulfamethoxazole/tmp DS - what kind of infection is this for?
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I have this drug, but I don't know what it was for. What type of infection is this good for? ## Sulfamethoxazole is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. In addition can be used as an alternative to amoxicillin-based antibiotics to treat sinusitis. It can also be used to treat toxoplasmosis. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## mrsa ## Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It may also be referred to as multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is by definition any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is resistant to a large gro...
Updated 12 days ago.
Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Sulfamethoxazole Tmp
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almost everybody here talks about drinking much. My question is if I take a simple cup of red wine after my dinner at 8 and then take my sulfa at 12 I really do not think that cup of good red table wine would be so disastrous as some readers have commented Thank you ## I think your intuition is correct - moderation is the key. One cup of red wine should not result in a bad reaction, although it may increase certain effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or upset stomach. Be sure to learn about the possible side effects from the drug itself so that you can monitor how you feel and report any adverse effects to your doctor if need be. You can see a more comprehensive list on the page for Sulfamethoxazole Details. Hope this helps! ## Thank you very much! ## If I skip my medicine for one da...
Updated 19 days ago.
tooth infections can i use sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim
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Extreme tooth ache (infection) reoccurring of course. The only option to eliminate the pain and infection is a dentist. Of course I do not have that option right now. I haven't for a long time. Thus reoccurring tooth pain(infection). I have taken Clindamycin in the past for a tooth infection. But right now I only have the Sulfameth-Trimethoprim 800/160mg tabs. From what I have read it is not often prescribed for a tooth infection. But for a bacterial infection yes. So I am giving it a try. If it works I will update you. If it doesn't then it's a trip to the Emergency room for a numbing shot and a prescription for antibiotics that I might or might not be able to pay for. Tooth aches, abscess, or infection. Honest to God worst pain imaginable. That says alot Because I have bee...
Updated 22 days ago.
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what is this drug, what is for exatly what type of desease ## Ilvitrim contains the active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim, it is an antibiotic that is used to treat "various types of infections". In the U.S. it is commonly prescribed under the brand name Bactrim. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## I have developed 3 to 4 sores on my scalp, I was diagnosed Hiv+ in 2006 and have since being taking ARVs, I recently consulted the clinic and the nurse just said to me its HIV with arrogance & impatience and prescribed ilvitrim in a packet containing 56 tablets, no explanation & for how long must I take this medication? i dont know....
Updated 23 days ago.
sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim tablets, usp 800mg/160mg double strength
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I am giving 15 tablets twice a day to my horse. Could you tell me what this takes care of? Is it for pain or an antibiotic? I want to know what it is for - please and thank you. ## can i give sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim 800 mg to horse for cough and inflammation ## Sulfamthoxazole/Trimethoprim Tablets are an antibiotic. Does your horse have and infection or has it been injured, i.e. puncture wound? ## What is the normal dosage for Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim DS 800-160, for horses ## Co-trimoxazole- antibacterial combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, in the ratio of 1 to 5, used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. The name co-trimoxazole is the British Approved Name, and has been marketed worldwide under many trade names including Septra (GSK), B...
Updated 26 days ago.
drank alcohol while taking sulfamethoxazole
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My boyfriend drank while on sulfamethoxazole. Now he feels like poop. He is suffering. So my question is, what now? Should he go to the drs again? Wait it out? Obviously he isn't drinking tonight, lol but i also think he should wait to continue the prescription, once the alcohol is out of his system.... These are being taken for more of a "preventive" infection from a spider bite he got at work. So, once he's free of these nasty enhanced side effects he can then continue the prescription (he only took 2 pills, before consuming beer). Thanks in advance. Oh and if you are thinking of drinking while on this, i would think twice. Its equivalent to the flu. ## Hello, Crystal! How are you? Unless his doctor instructs otherwise, it really should just be a matter of waiting it o...
Updated 1 month ago.
smz/tmp ds 800-160 tab interpharm
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SMZ/TMP DS 800-160 TAB INTERPHARM ## This contains 800mgs of Sulfamethoxazole and 160mgs of Trimethoprim, a generic for Bactrim. This is an antibiotic. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and dizziness. ## I took 2 doses of this medicine and ended up in the ER with a splitting headache, after I threw up everything I have eaten since the 3rd grade! I was disoriented and had trouble relating what was wrong to the doctors. After 5 hours in the ER with an IV, anti-nausea and pain meds... I was able to return home. Never take this medicine! ## Is this drug really bad? If so why do doctor's still prescribe it?!!!! Thanks a concerned grinch!!!! ## Yes, I've been taking this med for 4 days and am nauseated all day and into the nite. Will quit this ...
Updated 1 month ago.
For How Long Does One Have To Take The Ilvitrim Pills And What Are Effects When Yuo Stop Taking Them
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i have been recently found out that im HIV positive and was given a months supply of Ivitrim tablets and vitamin B Strong Complex pills. what happens if the supply is finished and what other healthy pills that i have to take and for how long because i was told that my Cd4 count is 370. what is the way forward for me. What do i have to do for a longer life ## Ilvitrim contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, in many countries it is sold under the brand name Bactrim, it is an antibiotic and is used to help treat or prevent infections, because they can be very dangerous if you are HIV positive. As to when they are finished, that really depends on your treatment plan, which you should discuss with your doctor. Do you have a regular physician that you are now seeing for this? They should ...
Updated 1 month ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Suspension: 500mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 1gm, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sulfamethoxazole: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 52125-035 Smx 800 mg / Tmp 160 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Sulfamethoxazole or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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