What is Bactrim?
Bactrim contains a combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria.
What is Bactrim used for?
Bactrim is used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigellosis, and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
How should be Bactrim consumed?
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent kidney stones while using this medicine. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim doses are based on weight in children. Use only the recommended dose when giving this medicine to a child.
Who are restricted from using Bactrim?
Antibiotic medicines can lead to diarrhea, which might be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, inform the doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
What are some common side effects while consuming Bactrim?
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; or mild itching or rashes are some side effects while consuming Bactrim.