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Bactrim

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By Medicover Hospitals / 9 Mar 2021
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What is Bactrim?

  • Bactrim DS Tablet is a combination drug that is used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, ear infections, and abdominal infections. To cure the infection, it inhibits the development of microorganisms.
  • Bactrim DS Tablet is a prescription medication that should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It should be taken with food and at a specific time to ensure maximum efficacy. Do not take more than the prescribed dosage, as an overdose may be dangerous to your health. Even if you feel better, you must finish the treatment to ensure a full recovery.
  • Bactrim DS Tablet can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, and other side effects. It is recommended that you eat a safe balanced diet and drink plenty of water to prevent any harmful side effects. Contact your doctor right away if any of the side effects escalate. Every allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.) should be reported to your doctor right away.
  • If you have any liver or kidney issues, you should tell your doctor before taking this drug. Often, let the doctor know if you're taking any medications for a health problem. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should seek medical advice before taking it. Alcohol should be avoided when taking this drug because it can cause extreme dizziness. It normally does not affect your ability to drive, but if it makes you tired or dizzy, you should not drive. If you have a suspected allergy to the drug, you should not use it and should contact your doctor. For the medication to function properly, it is recommended that you get plenty of rest during your care.
  1. Bactrim Uses
  2. Bactrim Side effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Interactions
  5. Overdose
  6. Storage
  7. Bactrim vs Amoxil
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Citations

Bactrim Uses:

  • The antibiotics sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are combined in this prescription. It's used to treat a number of different bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections). It's also used to treat and avoid a specific form of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type). Due to the possibility of severe side effects, this drug should not be given to children under the age of two months. Only some forms of infections are treated with this drug. It is ineffective against viral infections (such as flu). Any antibiotic's efficacy can be compromised if it is used or misused inappropriately.
  • How to use

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about the dosage and length of this medication. Take it all in at once. It should not be chewed, crushed, or broken. Bactrim DS Tablet should be taken with a meal.
  • Bactrim Side Effects:

    • Black, tarry stools
    • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    • Changes in skin color
    • Chest pain
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Dark urine
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Fever
    • Weakness
    • Headache
    • Itching
    • Joint or muscle pain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lower back or side pain
    • Nausea
    • Pale skin
    • Rash
    • Irritated eyes
    • Sores, ulcers
    • Stomach pain
    • Trouble breathing
    • Unusual bleeding or bruising
    • Vomiting of blood

    Precautions:

  • Kidney:
  • In patients with kidney disease, Bactrim DS Tablet should be used with caution. Bactrim DS Tablet dosage may need to be adjusted. Please seek medical advice. Bactrim DS Tablet should not be used for patients who have serious kidney disease.
  • Liver:
  • In patients with liver disease, Bactrim DS Tablet should be used with caution. Bactrim DS Tablet dosage may need to be adjusted. Please seek medical advice. Bactrim DS Tablet should not be used for patients who have serious liver disease.
  • Alcohol:
  • It is uncertain if drinking alcohol while taking Bactrim DS Tablet is safe. Please seek medical advice.
  • Pregnancy:
  • Bactrim DS Tablet should not be used during pregnancy because there is ample evidence that it has a dangerous effect on the unborn child. However, in certain circumstances where the benefits outweigh the risks, the doctor can prescribe it. Please seek medical advice.
  • Breastfeeding:
  • It is safe to take Bactrim DS Tablet when breastfeeding. According to human tests, the medication does not transfer into the breastmilk in large amounts and does not affect the infant. There's a risk the baby could grow a rash.
  • Interactions:

  • Drug interactions can change the way your medications work or put you at risk for adverse side effects. Without your doctor's permission, do not start or stop taking, or alter the dosage of any medications. Blood thinners (such as warfarin), dofetilide, methenamine, and methotrexate are some of the drugs that may interfere with this medication. This product can cause false test results by interfering with some laboratory tests.
  • Overdose:

  • If someone has taken more than what is prescribed and can have serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, seek medical advice. Do not take this medicine more than the prescribed quantity. Overdose can lead to some serious health conditions.
  • Missed Dose:

  • If you forget to take any of the doses, take it as soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose is close, skip the forgotten dose. Take the next pill.
  • Storage:

  • Store Bactrim faraway from light and moisture rather keeps it at room temperature. It should be kept out of reach of kids. Unless directed, do not flush or spill drugs down the toilet or into the drainage system. When this has expired or is no longer required, properly dispose of it.
  • Bactrim vs Amoxil:

    Bactrim
    Amoxil
    Bactrim is a generic antibiotic that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. You can, however, be more susceptible to sunburn. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a strong, inexpensive antibiotic that comes in a variety of forms and is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
    Bactrim usually kills the bacteria Amoxil is used to treats bacterial infections
    Bactrim comes in the form of Pill and Liquid forms. Amoxil comes in the forms of Pill, chewable tablet, extended-release tablet, liquid

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The antibiotics sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are combined in this prescription. It's used to treat a number of different bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections). It's also used to treat and avoid a specific form of pneumonia.
    Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a strong, inexpensive antibiotic that comes in a variety of forms and is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Bacteria are destroyed. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is a generic antibiotic that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. You can, however, be more susceptible to sunburn.
    Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are also present in Bactrim DS. It has little to do with penicillin. If you are allergic to penicillin, this medicine may be safe to take. Bactrim DS is an antibiotic that belongs to the sulfonamide drug class.
    Bactrim is a powerful combination antibiotic, but it may not be appropriate for people who have kidney or liver disease, or who are deficient in folate. In the elderly, the risk of side effects can be higher.
    Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin are two antibiotics used to treat kidney infections (levofloxacin) Septra or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
    Bactrim and tetracycline are older antibiotics that don't always cover the full range of bacteria that can colonize the sinuses. Patients with infections caused by established, resistant bacteria, on the other hand, can benefit from them on occasion.
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a lack of appetite are also potential side effects. Because of these side effects, you may feel sick.
    We never use or prescribe Bactrim or fluoroquinolones for the treatment of strep throat because they do not kill the organism and can put the antibiotic under even more pressure from drug resistance.
    In areas where the incidence of resistance to E. coli is less than 20%, a three-day course of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is prescribed as empiric therapy for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women.
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and headache are all common Bactrim and Cipro side effects. Dizziness, lethargy, and lack of appetite are among the Bactrim side effects that vary from those of Cipro. Cipro has different side effects than Bactrim, such as stomach pain and restlessness.

    Citations:

  • Bactrim, https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/221996
  • Bactrim treatment , https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00034983.1973.11686870?journalCode=ypgh19