What Does It Do?
Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg composed Bactrim DS is indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections. The susceptible strains of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Proteus mirabilis and certain other organisms. This medicine is also sometimes used in the treatment of MRSA infections.
This medicine is actually combination solution that consists of two active drugs – sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. These active drugs in the tablets works by interfering with bacterial DNA synthesis, impairing the replication of bacteria.
The medicine Bactrim DS (double strength) is rapidly absorbed after oral consumption and peaks blood levels occur within four hours after oral administration in healthy individuals. The active components in Bactrim typically have a half-life of under ten hours following oral administration. This medicine is primarily excreted by the kidneys. The solution is distributed to the sputum, middle ear fluid and vaginal fluid. Sulfamethoxazole component inhibits the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by bacteria.
The medication Bactrim DS composed in conventional tablet. This medicine has active component as combination of two antibiotics for best outcomes. The dosages for the same is available as:
• Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg: The pill is to be consumed with food or milk to avoid stomach upset, as directed by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Bactrim DS pill might lead to some side effects including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, etc. For overcoming any such side effects, it is advised for eating a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects might be aggravated, contact to the doctor immediately. In case, you might experience any sort of allergic reaction (including rashes, swelling, itching, shortness of breath, etc.), one must consult the doctor as soon as possible.