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Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Information

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Benefits & Uses

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole is used to treat the following -

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

Trimethoprim
Sulfamethoxazole

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Skin Rash Mild
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Rash
  7. Jaundice Moderate
  8. Itching or burning
  9. Maculopapular rash
  10. Glossitis
  11. Fatigue
  12. Hallucinations
  13. Headache
  14. Insomnia
  15. Mouth ulcer
  16. Vertigo

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Related Warnings

Is the use of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole safe for pregnant women?

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Is the use of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole safe during breastfeeding?

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

What is the effect of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole on kidney have been reported.

What is the effect of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

What is the effect of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole on the Heart?

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole has very mild side effects on the heart.

Severe Interaction of Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole with Other Drugs

Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Amiloride

Amlodipine,Benazepril

    Telmisartan,Amlodipine

      Abacavir,Lamivudine

        Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Kidney Disease
        2. Liver Disease
        3. Gastritis
        4. Ulcerative Colitis
        5. Kidney Disease
        6. Liver Disease
        7. Heart Disease
        8. Hypothyroidism

        Frequently asked Questions about Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

        Is this Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole habit forming or addictive?

        No, you will not get addicted to Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole.

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole as you may feel sleepy.

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but consume Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole only on doctor's advice.

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole is not used to treat mental disorders.

        Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

        It is safe to take Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole with food.

        Interaction between Alcohol and Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

        Taking alcohol with Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole can be dangerous.

        This medicine data has been created by -
        Dr. Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Dr. Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        References

        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 706-708
        3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1234-1236
        4. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 705
        5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Bactrim™ (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)