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Bactrim

Generic: Sulfamethoxazole (sul-fa-meth-OX-a-zole) and TRIMETHOPRIM (trye-METH-oh-prim)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Bactrim is an oral form of drug which is used in the treatment of various infections which are spread with the growth of bacteria. This medication is very effective against the bacterial infections because it contains two antibiotic elements are Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim.

Additional Information

Dosage

DOSAGE OF THE BACTRIM:

The dosage of Bactrim depends on the age or disorder of the patients:

For adult suffering from urinary tract infection: consume 1 or 2 tablets in every 12 hours the schedule time is up to 10 to 14 days.

Adult suffering from shigellosis:consume 1 or 2 tablets for 5 days.

For children suffering from urinary tract infection or otitis: take 8 mg/kg trimethoprim and 40mg/kg sulfamethoxazole in two times a day.

IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:

In case of overdose the patient is suffering from these conditions such as skin and eyes colour get pale, feeling of nausea, severe headache, bone marrow depression, pain in the stomach, not able to learn more things, mental confusion, blood dyscrasia, the blood is also reduced, the urine is boosts up, haemodialysis, and hematuria.

IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:
In case of missed dose consume the missed dose as soon as possible, but in case the time is near the next dose then do not take the skip dose take the scheduled dose, do not need to take more than dose at a same time.

Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS OF THE BACTRIM:

Some side effects of the Bactrim are mentioned below:

Feeling of vomiting and nausea, reduce appetite, stiffness of muscles, blood comes from the urine, diabetes, feeling of anxiety, increase in hunger, more sweating is taking place, not able to stand properly, moods is also changed, the amount of urine are also changed, not able to stand properly, disturbance in the heartbeat, pain in the neck, seizures, rashes on the skin, burning, weakness of the muscles, anaemia, liver or kidney damage, swelling occurs on the face, throat, tongue. The cough is also occurring, pain in the joints, not able to take breath properly, yeast infection, bleeding is also occurring, problem occurs during the menstrual cycle and urine dark, diarrhoea, mucus or blood occurs in the stools, and pain occurs in the abdominal.

precaution

PRECAUTIONS OF THE BACTRIM:

Some precautions of the Bactrim are mentioned below:

  • After using this drug do not drive or start any machine in which your attention is important because this medication is causing faintness.
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol with this medication.
  • Consume this medicine regularly without discontinuity the schedule.
  • Do not consume that food which is prohibited to take with this drug.
  • Do not consume Bactrim with any birth control pills.
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This tablet is made with the blends of two elements Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These elements are the antibiotic properties which are used for the treatment of various infections. Bacteria and human cells use folic acid (dihydrofolic acid and tetrahydrofolic acid) for the formations of proteins. Trimethoprim acts by blocking the enzymes which produce the tetrahydrofolic acids and Sulfamethoxazole is also destroying the dihydrofolic acid. The combinations of these two medications are very effective in comparing to consume separate tablets.

USES OF THE BACTRIM:

This medication is used as a therapy for the healing of infection which is caused by the bacteria like infection in the intestinal, urinary, and ear and respiratory. This medication is used for the treatment of various types of pneumonia also.

CONTRAINDICATIONS OF THE BACTRIM:

In some state Bactrim is not prescribed to the patients because in this state Bactrim is harmful to the patients’ health. These states are:

  • It is not prescribed for the pregnant women and breast feeding mothers because it is dangerous for the baby.
  • The patient is hypersensitive with any compound present in the Bactrim then not takes this drug.
  • If the patient is suffering from such medical conditions like kidney or lung damage, anaemia, and porphyria.
  • This medication is not prescribed for the patients who are under 2 months in age.
  • Patient is using any other medications for the treatment of any bacterial infections then no need to consume this medication.

 

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Some drugs which are not prescribed with the Bactrim because these drugs changes the action of Bactrim. These drugs are mentioned below:

Metolazone, Chlorothiazide (diuretic medications), Citalopram, Paroxetine (Antidepressant medicines), Erythromycin (Antibiotics medications), Warfarin and Heparin (Anticoagulant drugs), Metformin, Tolbutamide and Velosulin (Antidiabetic drugs).

STORAGEOF THE BACTRIM:

Bactrim should be stored at room temperature, protect it from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Keep this medicine in a cool (not in refrigerator) and dry place.

DOSAGE OF THE BACTRIM:

The dosage of Bactrim depends on the age or disorder of the patients:

For adult suffering from urinary tract infection: consume 1 or 2 tablets in every 12 hours the schedule time is up to 10 to 14 days.

Adult suffering from shigellosis:consume 1 or 2 tablets for 5 days.

For children suffering from urinary tract infection or otitis: take 8 mg/kg trimethoprim and 40mg/kg sulfamethoxazole in two times a day.

IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:

In case of overdose the patient is suffering from these conditions such as skin and eyes colour get pale, feeling of nausea, severe headache, bone marrow depression, pain in the stomach, not able to learn more things, mental confusion, blood dyscrasia, the blood is also reduced, the urine is boosts up, haemodialysis, and hematuria.

IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:
In case of missed dose consume the missed dose as soon as possible, but in case the time is near the next dose then do not take the skip dose take the scheduled dose, do not need to take more than dose at a same time.

SIDE EFFECTS OF THE BACTRIM:

Some side effects of the Bactrim are mentioned below:

Feeling of vomiting and nausea, reduce appetite, stiffness of muscles, blood comes from the urine, diabetes, feeling of anxiety, increase in hunger, more sweating is taking place, not able to stand properly, moods is also changed, the amount of urine are also changed, not able to stand properly, disturbance in the heartbeat, pain in the neck, seizures, rashes on the skin, burning, weakness of the muscles, anaemia, liver or kidney damage, swelling occurs on the face, throat, tongue. The cough is also occurring, pain in the joints, not able to take breath properly, yeast infection, bleeding is also occurring, problem occurs during the menstrual cycle and urine dark, diarrhoea, mucus or blood occurs in the stools, and pain occurs in the abdominal.

PRECAUTIONS OF THE BACTRIM:

Some precautions of the Bactrim are mentioned below:

  • After using this drug do not drive or start any machine in which your attention is important because this medication is causing faintness.
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol with this medication.
  • Consume this medicine regularly without discontinuity the schedule.
  • Do not consume that food which is prohibited to take with this drug.
  • Do not consume Bactrim with any birth control pills.
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