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Were you looking for information about Bactrim? Bactrium is a common misspelling of Bactrim.
Bactrim® (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is a prescription medicine approved for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections and for preventing Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. It contains sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, antibiotics that work by inhibiting the production of folic acid in bacteria. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking Bactrim if you have liver disease, a folic acid deficiency, or anemia. Potential side effects of the medication include itching, nausea, and vomiting.
(Click Bactrim to learn more about how Bactrim works, to find out when and how to take the drug, and for a list of potential overdose symptoms. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Bactrim.)