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    Sulfamethoxazole

    Information about Sulfamethoxazole

    Sulfamethoxazole uses

    Sulfamethoxazole is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.

    How sulfamethoxazole works

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

    Common side effects of sulfamethoxazole

    Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Sulfamethoxazole

    No medicine available

    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.

    Frequently asked questions for Sulfamethoxazole

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)