Sulfatrim Overdose

As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Sulfatrim. Overdose symptoms could include vomiting, blood in the urine, or confusion. The specific effects, however, will vary, depending on how much of the drug was taken and if it was combined with other substances. Treatment for a Sulfatrim overdose may include administering certain medications, "pumping the stomach," or providing supportive care.

An Introduction to Sulfatrim Overdose

Sulfatrim® (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is a prescription medication that contains two different antibiotics, each of which may cause overdose symptoms. As with almost all medications, it may be possible to take too much Sulfatrim. The specific effects of a Sulfatrim overdose may vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Sulfatrim dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

Sulfatrim contains two different active ingredients, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. An overdose of the trimethoprim component of Sulfatrim can cause any the following symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • A decreased ability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells (such as white blood cells or red blood cells).
An overdose with sulfamethoxazole may cause the following symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood disorders, such as anemia
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
Of course, a Sulfatrim overdose can also cause any of the usual Sulfatrim side effects.
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