Bactrim Antibiotic Medicine

Bactrim® (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is a prescription medicine used to treat a wide variety of infections. This includes urinary tract infections (UTI's) and ear infections. It is also used to prevent one particular infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, in people with a weakened immune system. However, because Bactrim is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information before starting treatment with this antibiotic.
 
For example, you may not be able to take Bactrim if you have certain medical conditions, such as a folic acid deficiency, a thyroid disorder, or anemia. Also, you may not be able to safely use it if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
 
Although most people do not experience problems with this antibiotic, Bactrim can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and rashes. Bactrim comes in tablet form, and is typically taken twice a day (although it is taken as frequently as four times daily or as infrequently as once daily for certain uses).
 
(Click Bactrim for a more in-depth look at this drug. This article discusses how Bactrim works, lists other side effects, and offers more tips on when and how to take it.)
 
 

Bactrim Antibiotic Medicine

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