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Bactrim Side effects

  • Black, tarry stools
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • Changes in skin colour
  • 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


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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.


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