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Sulfamethoxazole

INFORMATION

Uses

Sulfamethoxazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Peripheral neuropathy, Liver injury, Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood), Aplastic anemia, Convulsion, Crystals in urine, Hypersensitivity reaction, Decreased sodium level in blood, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Skin rash, Sleepiness, Urticaria, Vertigo, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • 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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)