Bactrim - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: co-trimoxazole
An antibiotic drug combination. TMP-SMX is the preferred first-line therapy for prophylaxis and treatment of PCP, and may be effective against other OIs such as toxoplasmosis.
Bactrim, an antibacterial combination drug, is prescribed for the treatment of certain urinary tract infections, severe middle ear infections in children, long-lasting or frequently recurring bronchitis in adults that has increased in seriousness, inflammation of the intestine due to a severe bacterial infection, and travelers' diarrhea in adults. Bactrim is also prescribed for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and for prevention of this type of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems.
Uses of Bactrim
Side Effects of Bactrim
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Bactrim. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Bactrim:
Drug Interaction :- If Bactrim is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Bactrim with the following:
If you suspect an overdose of Bactrim, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an overdose of Bactrim include:
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