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Bactrim, Septra


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BRAND NAME :  Bactrim
CHEMICAL CONTENTS:  Sulfamethoxazole-TMP

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Bactrim, Septra

Bactrim, Septra Uses:

Bactrim, Septra 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 ofPneumocystis cariniipneumonia, and for prevention of this type of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems.

Bactrim, Septra Dosage:

Adults : Urinary Tract Infections and Intestinal Inflammation The usual adult dosage in the treatment of urinary tract infection is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. The dosage for inflammation of the intestine is the same but is taken for 5 days. Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis The usual recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet), 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 14 days. Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia The recommended dosage is 15 to 20 mg of trimethoprim and 75 to 100 mg of sulfamethoxazole per 2.2 pounds of body weight per 24 hours divided into equal doses every 6 hours for 14 to 21 days. Prevention of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia The recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet) once daily. Travelers' Diarrhea The usual recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet), 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 5 days.

Bactrim, Septra Contraindications :

If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, or other sulfa drugs, you should not take this medication. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced. Unless you are directed to do so by your doctor, do not take this medication if you have been diagnosed as having megaloblastic anemia, which is a blood disorder due to a deficiency of folic acid. This drug should not be given to infants less than 2 months of age. Bactrim, Septra is not recommended for preventative or prolonged use in middle ear infections and should not be used in the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) or certain other strep infections. You should not take Bactrim if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

Bactrim, Septra Side Effects:

More common side effects of Bactrim, Septra may include : Hives, lack or loss of appetite, nausea, skin rash, vomiting

Bactrim, Septra Overdose:

Symptoms of an overdose of Bactrim, Septra include : Blood or sediment in the urine, colic, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, headache, lack or loss of appetite, mental depression, nausea, unconsciousness, vomiting, yellowed eyes and skin

Bactrim, Septra Missed dose:

Take the forgotten dose of Bactrim, Septra as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Bactrim, Septra Storage:

Store Bactrim, Septra tablets and suspension at room temperature and protect from light. Keep tablets in a dry place. Protect the suspension from freezing.

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