Bactrim, also known as a Sulfonamide and Trimethoprim combination, is used to prevent and treat infections. They are antibacterial medications, but will not work on the cold or flu viruses.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
To clear up your infection, keep taking this medicine for the complete time your doctor recommends, even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your infection will be more likely to not be fully healed or to return.
Bactrim works best when it is taken consistently. Do not miss any doses, and keep the doses evenly spaced throughout the day.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: itching; skin rash; aching of joints and muscles; difficulty in swallowing; pale skin; redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin; sore throat and fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellow eyes or skin.
Tell your doctor right away if you have: abdominal pain or tenderness; anxiety; blood in urine; bluish fingernails, lips, or skin; confusion; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; drowsiness; fever; general feeling of illness; greatly increased or decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine; hallucinations; increased thirst; lower back pain; depression; muscle pain or weakness; nausea; nervousness; pain or burning while urinating; seizures; stiff neck and/or back; or swelling of the front part of neck.
Bactrim (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole) IV Infusion, a sterile solution for intravenous infusion only, is a synthetic antibacterial combination product. Each 5 mL contains 80 mg trimethoprim (16 mg/mL) and 400 mg sulfamethoxazole (80 mg/mL) compounded with 40% propylene glycol, 10% ethyl alcohol and 0.3% diethanolamine; 1% benzyl alcohol and 0.1% sodium metabisulfite added as preservatives, water for injection, and pH adjusted to approximately 10 with sodium hydroxide.
Trimethoprim is 2,4-diamino-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)pyrimidine. It is a white to light yellow, odorless, bitter compound with a molecular weight of 290.3.
Sulfamethoxazole is N 1 -(5-methyl-3-isoxazolyl)sulfanilamide. It is an almost white, odorless, tasteless compound with a molecular weight of 253.28.
Structural formula is:
Generic name: Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
Brand name(s): Bactrim DS. :: Bactrim Pediatric :: Bethaprim :: Bethaprim Pediatric :: Cotrim :: Cotrim DS. :: Cotrim Pediatric :: Septra :: Septra DS. :: Sulfatrim :: Sulfatrim Pediatric :: Sulfatrim Suspension :: Uroplus :: Uroplus DS
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