Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset.
Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. They work by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
Taking trimethoprim with alcohol may cause unpleasant side effects such as tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting, fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, .
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby. There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.
It is not known whether Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Bactrim DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.