Sulphamethoxazole

What is Sulphamethoxazole?

Sulfamethoxazole (abbreviated SMZ or SMX) is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic.

It is most often used as part of a synergistic combination with trimethoprim in a 5:1 ratio in co-trimoxazole (abbreviated SMZ-TMP and SMX-TMP, or TMP-SMZ and TMP-SMX), also known under trade names such as Bactrim, Septrin, or Septra; in Eastern Europe it is marketed as Biseptol. Its primary activity is against susceptible forms of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, and oral anaerobes. It is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. In addition it can be used as an alternative to amoxicillin-based antibiotics to treat sinusitis. It can also be used to treat toxoplasmosis and it is the drug of choice for Pneumocystis pneumonia, which affects primarily patients with HIV.

Other names include: sulfamethylisoxazol, sulfisomezole, MS 53, RO 4 2130 and sulfamethazole.

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I was prescribed Sulfamethoxazole-TMP on Wednesday. I did not realize that having a glass of wine would be a problem. I had like an eruption which...

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Gastroenteritis

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Sulphamethoxazole was prescribed for an infection. Was it...

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old and got detected with Prostatic inflammation and urologist doctor prescribed me with CIPRO for one month (250mg...

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Combination of Sulphamehthoxazole and Trimethoprim is routinely prescribed

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I am writing you again that i have been on Trimethoprim-Sulphamethoxazole(160-800 mg) twice daily since one week. Please guide me...

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It is a standard adult dose that you ave been suggested

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Hello Doctor, I am writing you again that i have been on Trimethoprim-Sulphamethoxazole(160-800 mg) twice daily since one week. Please guide me...

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old and got detected with Prostatic inflammation and urologist doctor prescribed me with CIPRO for one month (250mg...

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