Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria. The combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent kidney stones while you are taking trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Store the tablets and liquid at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. ; You should not use this medication if you are allergic to sulfamethoxazole or trimethoprim, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have anemia (lack of red blood cells) caused by folic acid deficiency.


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  1. link Imat
    Taking bactrim for pneumonia
    I have had 2 days of bactrim and am doing fine with no side effects. I was given amoxicillin for 7 days for sinus infection and became worse with brea - 71% more...
    Imat- over a year ago - in Bactrim
  2. link Shyah
    not my cup of tea
    I have had 3 UTIs in the last three months. it's june-2012 now and i got the first one in mid december. The doctor said it was most likely caused by a - 94% more...
    Shyah- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Bactrim
  3. link Lilone2u
    Bactrim/SULFA/TRIME -- do NOT take this CRAP TOXIC POISON@@@
    Lilone2u- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Bactrim
  4. link Mrclean
    Waking Nightmares and Hallucinations!
    I can speak to the nightmares and hallucinations. I was prescribed Bactrim and a Penicillan derivative for an infection on my arm. I finally fell asle - 90% more...
    Mrclean- over a year ago - in Bactrim
  5. link Triver
    My daughter is suffering from taking Bactrim!
    My daughter who is particularly sensitive to a lot of prescription drugs took this for an ear infection, she noticed a stiff neck, depression, and a f - 67% more...
    Triver- over a year ago - in Bactrim
  6. link Cleonatti
    Do NOT take this
    Cleonatti- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Bactrim
  7. link Synnamin
    Never again
    I took Bactrim for a sinus infection. Except for having a few very odd dreams and a rapid heart beat once or twice I was fine until day 11. That is wh - 83% more...
    Synnamin- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Bactrim
  8. link Mpearsall
    Possible Reaction
    I was given a three day course of Bactrim for a UTI. Within hours of taking the medication I had the chills so badly that you could literally hear my - 78% more...
    Mpearsall- over a year ago - in Bactrim
  9. link Newone2011
    Nightmare of Bactrim
    I was taking it for a UTI but all my tests came out negative, before they prescribed it to me. I had shortness of breath, shaking, severe weakness, we - 81% more...
    Newone2011- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Bactrim
  10. link Kiers
    Thought I was dying
    I developed a UTI over Thanksgiving weekend & called the Dr on call at my Dr's office to ask for an anitbiotic to get me thru the weekend. I was p - 72% more...
    Kiers- over a year ago - in Bactrim
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