Sulfatrim

What is Sulfatrim?

Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) or co-trimoxazole (BAN) is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial, fungal, and protozoal infections. It consists of one part trimethoprim to five parts sulfamethoxazole. The drug has been marketed worldwide in generic preparations and under multiple brand names, including Septra (GlaxoSmithKline plc) and Bactrim (Hoffmann-La Roche). Co-trimoxazole is generally considered bactericidal, although its components are individually bacteriostatic. It is an antifolate drug, and functions by inhibiting both de novo folate biosynthesis and metabolism.

Common side effects of TMP/SMX include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Its use near the end of pregnancy is not recommended.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole is often abbreviated as SXT, TMP-SMX, TMP-SMZ, or TMP-sulfa, although the abbreviating of drug names is not best practice in medicine.

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Hi, I'm currently taking Tri-Cyclen Lo, and starting an antibiotic for my UTI, Apo-Sulfatrim 400/80mg. I get mixed reviews from different...

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Ap[o-Sulfatrim is a combination of Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole, and is used in the treatment of...

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I was prescribed apo-sulfatrim for a bladder infection, I am also taking sythroid. It is now day 3 of apo-sulfatrim and I noticed a lot of...

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It looks like side effect of apo-sulfatrim that you have got bruising. Please discontinue the tablet and visit ER immediately.

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Apo Sulfatrim Ds 800 160 Mg Side Affects
I took this antibiotic for only 7-8 days, for a condition that I did not have.
I then stopped when my...

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Several animal studies have shown that Hypothyroidism gets worsen even after short term use of apo sulfatrim but I have not come across any human...

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5 days ago I noticed that when I would urinate my bladder would feel full again about 5 minutes later. I would try to urinate again and only a...

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I was prescribed apo-sulfatrim for a bladder infection, I am also taking sythroid. It is now day 3 of apo-sulfatrim and I noticed a lot of...

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diagnosed with prostitus on sulfatrim for one month exstreme burning in the penis could this be caused by the antibiotics?

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Yes i was taking this medication for 8days apo sulfatrim ds 800/160. I stop taking it last night i develop alergic reaction my skin was hitchy...

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My 88 year old mother was prescribed sulfatrim for a bronchial infection. The dose was 2pills every 12 hours. She has just called me (unable to get...

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