What Does It Do?
Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg + Trimethoprim 160 mg composed of 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 a combination solution that consists of two active drugs – sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. These active drugs in the tablets work 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 in blood levels that 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. The sulfamethoxazole component inhibits the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by bacteria.
The medication Bactrim DS is composed of conventional tablets. This medicine has an active component as a combination of two antibiotics for the best outcomes. The dosages for the same are 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 fluids. If any of the side effects might be aggravated, contact the doctor immediately. In case, you might experience any sort of allergic reaction (including rashes, swelling, itching, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult the doctor as soon as possible.