Bactrim DS is a medication that treats wide variety of bacterial infections such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections. It is composed of combination of two ingredients Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These ingredients are antibiotics. It is accessible in dosages as Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg. The manufacturer of this drug is renowned pharmaceutical company, Abbott Health Care Pvt Ltd.
Manufacturer: Abbott Health Care Pvt Ltd.
Active Ingredient: This antibiotics medication is combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These antibiotics used to treat various kind of infection caused by bacteria. This combination of active components works by blocking the formation of enzymes. These enzyme leads to stimulation of any bacterial infection.
Indications: The antibiotic medicine Bactrim DS is a combination of two different antibiotics. This medicine is approved for bacterial infections only. It is prescribed in the conditions like urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, and travelers’ diarrhea in adults. It can also be used to treat shigellosis and pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
Action Mechanism: Both the antibiotics present in the medicine restrict the infection to grow further. The antibiotic fights infectious bacteria in the body. It mainly restricts the growth of bacteria that causes infections. One of the components, Sulfamethoxazole holds back bacterial synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by competing with paraaminobenzoic acid. Trimethoprim works by blocking the tetrahydrofolic acid production from dihydrofolic acid. It is binding and inhibiting the required enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase.
Dosages: The popular brand medicine Bactrim DS composed in conventional tablet. It has active component as combination of two antibiotics. The dosages for the same are available as:
- Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg: It is to be consumed with food or milk to avoid stomach upset, as directed by the doctor
Note: The given antibiotic medicine is not suitable for infants below 2 months. The dosages of this medicine should be exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.