Bactrim is prescribed for treatment of pneumonia and other diseases of respiratory, gastrointestinal systems, urogenital systems.
General informationBactrim is an antibacterial synthetic product. Bactrim is prescribed for treatment of pneumonia and other diseases of respiratory, gastrointestinal systems, urogenital systems caused by bacterial infections which develop after surgery and others. It comprises two medicines sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Together these medicines are active against streptococci, staphylococci, pneumococci, bacillus dysentery, typhoid fever, E. coli, Proteus, and ineffective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, spirochetes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Take it with a big glass of water, 2-3 times per day, with or without food.Dosage depends on the type and severity of infection, so it is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor.
Before starting your treatment with Bactrim tell your doctor if you have asthma, kidney or liver disorders. Be careful taking the medicine. It can cause diarrhoea. Avoid sunlights.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients with allergy to Bactrim and have anemia caused by folic acid deficiency can't use the medicine.
Possible side effect
Side effects can be the following: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat or more serious signs of poor health as fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, diarrhoea that is watery or bloody, hallucinations, slow heart rate, weak pulse, nausea, stomach pain, urinating less than usual or not at all. If you experience one of the side effects listed above your should contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you may use before starting your treatment with Bactrim. It can change effects of the following medicines: anti-diabetic medications, diuretics, cyclosporine, digoxin, vaccines, tricyclic antidepressants. It can be co-administered with dofetilide or methenamine.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help immediately. The overdose symptoms are dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, headache, yellowing of your skin or eyes, blood in your urine, fainting.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets.
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