Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim both are the key components in Bactrim. Both trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole are antibiotics that treat various bacterial infections. The two drugs function in combination to prevent a chemical that some bacteria produce in order to proliferate. The bacteria stop growing and multiplying once the chemical is stopped.
Another purpose for it is to both prevent and treat a specific kind of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type)
Follow your doctor’s instructions and take this medication by mouth, typically with food to reduce stomach distress. Not to be chewed, sliced, or crushed. Take the tablets completely. The dosage and timeframe of the course of treatment will be defined by your health condition and reaction to treatment. The dosage for children will be determined by their weight.
To obtain the greatest benefits from this drug, use it consistently. Follow the directions on this medication exactly. Never stop taking it without first talking to your doctor or the pharmacist. It is essential that you take this as directed for the full amount of time.
- Bactrim is used to treat Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, ear infections, and urinary tract infections.
- Bactrim may also be used both prevent and treat a specific kind of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type)
The most common side effects of Generic Bactrim (Trimethoprim) includes:
- Lack of appetite
- Motion sickness
- A sore or swollen tongue
- Ringing in the ears
Issues sleeping (insomnia).Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms: hives, difficulty breathing, or more serious signs of illness, such as fever, sore throat, and headache with severe blistering; pale skin; easy bruising or bleeding; bloody or watery diarrhea; hallucinations; slow heartbeat; weak pulse; nausea; or decreased or absent urination.