Bactrim Syrup

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Medicine Overview of Bactrim Syrup

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Uses of Sulfamethoxazole

Sulfamethoxazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Sulfamethoxazole

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Sulfamethoxazole

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use.

How Bactrim Syrup works

Sulfamethoxazole is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.
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Uses of Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Trimethoprim

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Trimethoprim

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use.

How Bactrim Syrup works

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.

In Depth Information on Bactrim Syrup

Expert advice for Sulfamethoxazole

  • Do not take further dose of taking sulfamethoxazole and consult your doctor at the first appearance of a skin rash, sore throat, fever, muscle, joints, bone pain or stiffness (arthralgia), cough, shortness of breath or jaundice.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear sunscreen when going out.
  • Drink adequate water during sulfonamide therapy.
  • Do not start or continue the sulfamethoxazole tablets and consult your doctor If  you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Expert advice for Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Before you take trimethoprim tablets or suspension, tell your doctor:
  • If you suffer from kidney problems.
  • If you have a deficiency (are low) in folic acid.
  • If you are at greater risk of high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia), e.g. the elderly or those on higher doses.
  • If you are also taking repaglinide (medicine for treating diabetes).
Do not take trimethoprim if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. You may be required to undergo regular blood tests if you need long-term treatment or are prone to anaemia. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these adverse effects.
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat.
  • pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple/red pinpoint spots under your skin.
  • signs of high pottasium levels (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling).
  • severe headache with muscle cramps, confusion, weakness, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, and weak or shallow breathing.
Warnings
Special precautions for Bactrim Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking trimethoprim with alcohol may cause unpleasant side e
ffects such as tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting, fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, .
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Bactrim Syrup 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Bactrim Syrup 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
There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Bactrim Syrup alters the ability to
drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Bactrim Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bactrim Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Bactrim Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Bactrim Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bactrim Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Bactrim Syrup is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Bactrim Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Sulfamethoxazole

Q. Is Bactrim/Septrin/septran/ ciplin, sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin a sulfa drug, penicillin, antibiotic?
Bactrim/Septrin/septran/ciplin are brand names for sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin combination belongs to class of medications called sulfonamide antibiotic, it is a sulpha drug. Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin is not a penicillin antibiotic
Q. Is Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin combination safe?
Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. What is sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim used for?
Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim is used to treat or prevent lung infections, sinus infection, toxoplasmosis, nocardiosis (bacterial infection causing abscesses), urinary tract infections, bronchitis, ear infections
Q. Is sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprin good for tooth infection, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, strep throat, sinus infection, cough, acne, bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infection, yeast infection, flu, kidney infection, and cover pseudomonas?
Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim can be used to treat tooth infection, upper respiratory tract infection, whooping cough, acne and kidney infection.Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim is not the drug of choice for bacterial vaginosis, strep throat or sore throat. Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim is not recommended for yeast infection and flu and is resistant towards pseudomonas aeruginosa
Q. Can I take sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim with Tylenol/acetaminophen, Aleve/naproxen, Benadryl, prednisone, Adderall/amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, Xanax/alprazolam, Valtrex/valacyclovir, antacids, vitamins, aspirin?
Interaction is not observed, when sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim is taken with acetaminophen, naproxen, Benadryl, prednisone, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, alprazolam, valacyclovir, antacids, vitamins, aspirin however do consult your doctor before use
Q. Can I take Interaction is not observed with birth control pills?
Interaction is not observed when sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim is taken with birth control pills. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim make you tired, cause headache?
Sulphamethoxazole + trimethoprim can make you tired and can cause headache.
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Frequently asked questions for Trimethoprim

Q. Is trimethoprim a tetracycline antibiotic/ a sulfa/ a strong antibiotic/ a penicillin/ effective for urinary tract infections (UTI)/ tooth/chest/throat / tonsillitis/ear/kidney infection/bacterial vaginosis (BV)/ sexually transmitted disease (STDS)/ acne/get rid of chlamydia?
Trimethoprim is an antibiotic and is majorly used for treating infections of the urinary and respiratory tract including kidney, chest, throat, tonsillitis, ear, sinus infection. It is not a drug of choice for treating tooth infections, bacterial vaginosis, acne, sexually transmitted disease or chlamydia infection. It is not a tetracycline antibiotic or penicillin. It is commonly used in combination with sulfa drugs (sulfamethoxazole)
Q. Is Bactrim DS a sulfa drug/an antibiotic/ a strong antibiotic/ good for sinus infection/ good for UTI/ good for tooth infection/strep throat/ MSRA?
Bactrim DS is a strong antibiotic combination containing trimethoprim and sulfonamide antibiotic. It is good for treating urinary and respiratory tract infections including treating sinus and strep throat as per doctor's recommendation. It is not a drug of choice for treating and tooth infections
Q. Is Bactrim DS safe/ makes you feel sleepy/ cause fungal infections?
Bactrim DS is safe at recommended doses and duration. It is not sure but it may make you feel sleepy (drowsiness). It does not cause fungal infections
Q. What is Ciplin DS/ suspension Septra DS used for/ Septra DS affect birth control?
Ciplin DS/suspension, Septra DS are a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole and is used for treating a variety of bacterial infections. Antibiotics such as Septra DS can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills and thereby affect birth control. Consult your doctor before its use
Q. Does Trimethoprim make you feel sick/ make you drowsy/ cause constipation?
Trimethoprim may make you feel sick (nausea). It is not sure but it may cause drowsiness and constipation.
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