Sulfamethoxazole Sulfameth Trimethoprim, Kidney Infection, Allergic Reaction, Chills, Rash
Posted over a year ago
I was prescribed sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 TABS for a kidney infection, on wednesday, i took it approximately 8 pm that same night, next day about 9 am i was breaking up i had a rash all over the inner part of my arms, on my thigh down to my feet. next thing i know i am itching all over. went to bed that night i had chills all night long. I had never had an allergic reaction to any medication until now.
Mandyf - I was prescribed the Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160 yesterday evening after i had cervical surgery. I went into the hospital for my surgery and I showed them a bite on my leg that I had gotten over night. The bite was very swollen and red about the size of baseball around with a little bite in the middle or it, It looked alot like a spider bite but we wasn't sure, the Dr seem to think it was the community staff you can get from bug bites sriders ect.... So the Dr's gave antibiotics threw my IV and sent me home with this BACTRIM. I personally have never heard of the medication but I took my first dose today the 12th of July about noon and it is about 9pm now the same night and it;s time for my next dose. The only problem is that I am feeling slightly out of it kinda in my own world, My appetite is gone completely I cant even swallow food, I am itching from my legs arms,back,chest face,and head very bad and It feels like chill bumps all over my body. I am very tired and can not seem to sleep. Can someone please help me out with this if you have any clue of what it could be or if i need to stop the med or not.
Judy45 - I was given Sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 tabs for a severe UTI infection. At that time I was so ill and pained from the UTI that I was not aware of any immediate effects. After taking this medicine for 5 days (2 tabs daily) I developed, What I thought, was a severe sinus headache. Any head movement caused intense pain. I even felt burning between my eyes. Any pressure on my eyelids was unbearable. For two days, I treted this as a sinus headache. However, I got little or norelief from the usual sinus remedies. In desperation, I 'max-dosed' myself with sinus meds. After two days of suffering, A light bulb went on in my head--maybe this could be the "headache" side effect! At that point, I had taken 15 of the 20 tabs. I stopped! 24 hours later, a rash appeared all over my body. I also have ugly red blotches that look like burns. Even though I stopped this medicine three days ago, I still have a slight headache and itch. It's like a curse that never stops. "BAD" medicine--"AWFUL" experience!!!!!
Diva4ril - I was just prescribed Sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 tabs to treat both a kidney and bladder infection. . I took my first pill on 02/11/09 at 2:05 PM--Now that I've read the side effects that others are having, I must admit, I'm quite worried what if any side effects I may have. I will keep you posted.
Sweetness415 - Wow I am reading this and realizing I feel so dam crummy because of the meds. We thought pregnancy? No i have my tubes tied I thought maybe the abcess I had lanced, which is why im taking these meds, but no thats healed and looking great but I feel HORRIBLE. My head hurts my eyes hurt i feel nauseated and i keep vomiting. I also went thru the itchy thing but thought that was normal. I don't like these meds!
Jessss - i was prescribed the sam medicine for a kidney infection on wednesday like 2 weeks ago! funny coincidence. I started to get really itchy in a couple places then it spread out nw im itchy all over. theres a small rash which is red and there are bumps not much bigger than goosebumps. but im off the medicine now and hoping the rash leaves soon!
Jlanderwald - Jenniferleea- I'm on day 5 of this medication (sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 tabs, 2Xday,14 days) for a kidney infection... massive head ache, nausea, no appetite... food taste abnormally salty and undesirable, diarrhea and have I jitters/shakes. These symptoms have slowly worsened as I move forward with this medication. - I have tried Advil- 3X200mg= 600mg - Tylenol- 1,000mg - Excedrin Migraine: active ingredients per tab, (acetaminophen 250mg, asprin 250mg, and caffine 65mg). -The excedrin seems to be the best for headache relief, yet the nausea and jitters are persistent. It seems I fall under the category of "usual side affects"... yet I wonder, will this last for the remainder of the RX?
Mmaury07 - Michelle - i was prescribed Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160 tabs twice a day for two weeks and yes the first 3 days were horrible! i took two Aleve's 220mg for the chills and headache but it wasn't working for me so i went back to my doctor to see if it's that i had the right meds or the pharmacy made a mistake with names and he told me these are usual side effects nothing to be alarmed about. your body will get use to the meds and the headaches will go away; im on my 5th day and i dont feel bad as bad as i did before i still have minor headaches but nothing compared to before and i still have a salty taste in my mouth but that's getting lighter also...about the rash i didnt get a rash so im not sure maybe you should talk to our doctor he/she is the only one who can really tell you...everyone has different reactions to meds...
Marlaine_rios - I was prescribed Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160 tabs twice a day for 10 days and also for throat infection and ear infection. I was ok before drinking this med. and then I got really bad experiences, such as, massive headache, hearing heart beat on your left ear (Tinnitus) the most annoying that you can hear for like the past two to three days, nausea, dizziness the whole day, ear infection pain, throat pain, and had jitters the whole day. It's very horrible!!
Buddys27 - I've been on sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 for uti and reflux of the bladder been. On this stuff for almost 8 mo now and I thout I was going crazy every thing but the rash I have had I think I will stop the meds. Does anyone know howling for the this stuff to go away after stoping the use of it
Hpavlik - holy crap! I just went today to doctor for a UTI and she prescibed me it I have taken two pills, besides the orange pee, nothing else but after reading this I am completly done! will not take one more yikes!
Hpavlik - I just left doctors this morning with A UTI, I took my antibiotics and have taken two of this drug. besides the orange urine ok. but after reading these comments, i will not take another one. holy cow!
Itchyme - I recently had a lump lanced on my neck and it became infected. Dr prescribed this antibiotic. The pharmacist cautioned to look for a rash. I took the meds for 71/2 days and on the 7th day had fever and chills which subsided after taking aspirin. Next day was fine until early afternoon and began having chills and high fever, nausea, loss of appetite and the rash began appearing slowly. I went to emergency to make sure I was having a reaction to the meds and after all the blood work, etc. they concluded it indeed was a reaction to the meds. Consequently the rash continued to develop and this a.m. I'm COVERED! from head to toe. Miserable stuff. Am taking Benadryl to ease the itch and hopefully it will help. Otherwise, back to the DR. Miserable stuff and I won't take it again!!
Help Pls!!! - HELP SOMEONE!!!!!! I went to the dr. yesterday and I explained the symptoms I was having the dr. ordered a UTI exam that came back negative but she still prescribed this antibiotic for 7 days she said if it didnt clear to come back in 3 days. Well I took my second dose last night and at 2am my heart beat woke me up!!! I felt like I was going to pass out like I was getting ready to have a heart attack!!! It has been 12hrs since my second dose and I still feel terrible. The heart palpitations have somewhat diminished but there still there, I feel shakey and so out of it. I have diarrea and I had a headache no appetite. I had to force myself to have dinner last night and today I am having problems just swallowing water. Bad meds never again!!!!!!!!!!! HELP HOW LONG WILL THIS EFFECT LAST????
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Help Pls!!! - Hi everyone. I wrote on Tuesday on the terrible side effects I had after 2 doses of sulfameth. Well i drank lots of water and gatorade all day and MIDOL for headache relief and by Wednesday morning I felt so much better. It was like I was back to my normal active self, however that same evening I again had a bad headache that put me to sleep. So that brought me up Thursday morning once again I woke up feeling my best but this time I didnt so as much and went through the whole day with no more headache. So here we are Friday 2 pm and I feel great, I will continue to hydrate and take it easy hopefully that was the end of that. Everyone, please be careful with whatever meds you take read the side effects before taking them in. I will never be able to take any meds without reading the side effects first and then weighing my options.
Michelle4 - Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160. Never again! I was prescribed the medicine for a UTI that was never diagnosed. I did go to Dr but she never took a urine sample and that was not what I went to the Dr for anyways. Medicine was to be taken twice a day for three days. I took first dose Friday, Friday night my vagina was tingling and itching, and my eyes started itching very badly. I went to look in mirror both my eyes was fire red and swollen severly. Saturday I took 2nd dose, vagina is itching and burning on fire now, Im 100% sure worser than an 8 month old yeast infection gone untreated. I could not sleep until about 4 a.m. Sunday morning, after getting up about 6-7 times to painfully urinate while itching perfusely at same time. Last day Sun. I stop medicine but urinate increasingly while hollering out in pain because Clitoris is swollen and it feels like something is stratching my urinary tract. Warning to others do not take. Will come back and message on how long it took for allergic reaction to stop. Sincerly, In Pain