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Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim
Sulfamethoxazole/trimeth-Tab


This antibiotic is used to treat a wide variety of infections including urinary tract infections, middle ear infections and respiratory tract infections, including pneumocystis pneumonia.

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Bactrim, Septra
 
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sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim
Bactrim, Septra

Uses
This antibiotic is used to treat a wide variety of infections including urinary tract infections, middle ear infections and respiratory tract infections, including pneumocystis pneumonia.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, depression, blood in urine, and loss of consciousness.

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How To Use
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water.
  • If stomach upset occurs, it may be taken with food or milk.
  • The liquid suspension form of Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim must be shaken well before each dose.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to take Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim until the full prescribed amount is finished.
  • Stopping the medication too early may result in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, headache or vomiting.
  • If any of these effects persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • The sulfa in this combination drug may increase sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: easy bleeding or bruising.
  • Rarely, Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim can cause serious, even fatal, side effects such as a severe peeling skin rash known as Stevens- Johnson syndrome, blood disorders (e.g., agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), or liver damage.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: skin rash or blisters, unusual fatigue, persistent sore throat or fever, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, abdominal pain.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver or kidney problems, asthma or other breathing problems, blood disorders, allergies (especially drug allergies).
  • Because Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim may make you prone to sunburn, wear protective clothing and a sunscreen.
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is not recommended for use in infants younger than 2 months.
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • The use of Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is not recommended near term.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast- feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: warfarin, oral drugs to treat diabetes, methotrexate, oral PABA, phenytoin, methenamine, cyclosporine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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