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Bactrim

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Bactrim is prescribed to patients who were suffering from otitis, Urinary Tract Infections, traveler's diarrhea, some types of pneumonia.
Bactrim is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (both of them are popular antibiotics that are prescribed in the treating of several types of bacterial infections).
Bactrim has proven to be very useful in the treatment of bronchitis, Urinary Tract Infections, traveler's diarrhea, otitis (ear infections), and Pneumocystis carinii (a type of Pneumonia).

Bactrim, an antibacterial combination drug, is prescribed for the treatment of certain urinary tract infections, severe middle ear infections in children, long-lasting or frequently recurring bronchitis in adults that has increased in seriousness, inflammation of the intestine due to a severe bacterial infection, and travelers' diarrhea in adults. Bactrim is also prescribed for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and for prevention of this type of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems.

Contraindications

Bactrim is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- A deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (also known as G6PD deficiency);
- Kidney or liver disorders;

Side Effects

Bactrim side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellow eyes or skin;
- Weakness;
- Unusual bruising or bleeding;
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite;
- Increased sensitivity to direct sunlight;
- Headache, dizziness or fatigue;
- Allergic reactions (throat closing difficulty breathing swelling of the face, lips, tongue sometimes even hives);

Bactrim side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vomiting;
- Skin Rash;
- Nausea;
- Lack Or Loss Of Appetite;
- Hives;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Bactrim may also be known as:
- Adrenol;
- Andoprim;
- Anitrim;
- Assepium;
- Bacfar;
- Bacidal;
- Bacprotin;
- Bacris;
- Bac-Sulfitrin;
- Bacteracin;
- Bacticel;
- Bacxal;
- Bateral;
- Batrizol;
- Batrox;
- Baxapril;
- Binoctrin;
- Chemitrim;
- Chemoprim;
- Clotrizol;
- Cotribene;
- CotrimHefa;
- Co-trimoxazole;
- Cotrimox-Wolff;
- Cotrimstada;
- Cotrizol-G;
- Dhatrin;
- Dibaprim;
- Dientrin;
- Dosulfin Fuerte;
- Drylin;
- Duoctrin;
- Espectrin;
- Espectroprima;
- Eusaprim;
- Imuneprim;
- Infectrin;
- Letus;
- Lifactrin;
- Linurin;
- Netocur;
- Novidrine;
- Nu-Cotrimox;
- Oecotrim;
- Oriprim;
- Pulkrin;
- Qiftrin;
- Quimio-Ped;
- Resprim;
- Roytrin;
- Septrin;
- Sulfagrand;
- Sumetrolim;
- Supracombin;
- Tricban;
- Trimetho comp;
- Trimoxazole;
- Trisulfose;
- Tritenk;
- Urisept NF;

Dosage

For ADULTS

Urinary Tract Infections and Intestinal Inflammation

The usual adult dosage in the treatment of urinary tract infection is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. The dosage for inflammation of the intestine is the same but is taken for 5 days.

Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis

The usual recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet), 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 14 days.

Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

The recommended dosage is 15 to 20 mg of trimethoprim and 75 to 100 mg of sulfamethoxazole per 2.2 pounds of body weight per 24 hours divided into equal doses every 6 hours for 14 to 21 days.

Prevention of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

The recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet) once daily.

Travelers' Diarrhea

The usual recommended dosage is 1 Bactrim DS (double strength tablet), 2 Bactrim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) of Bactrim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 5 days.

For CHILDREN

Urinary Tract Infections or Middle Ear Infections

The recommended dosage for children 2 months of age or older, given every 12 hours for 10 days, is determined by weight. The following table is a guideline for this dosage:

22 pounds, 1 teaspoonful (5 ml)
44 pounds, 2 teaspoonfuls (10 ml) or 1 tablet
66 pounds, 3 teaspoonfuls (15 ml) or one-and-a-half tablets
88 pounds, 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) or 2 tablets or 1 DS tablet

Intestinal Inflammation

The recommended dosage is identical to the dosage recommended for urinary tract and middle ear infections; however, it should be taken for 5 days.

Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

The recommended dosage, taken every 6 hours for 14 to 21 days, is determined by weight. The following table is a guideline for this dosage:

18 pounds, 1 teaspoonful (5 ml)
35 pounds, 2 teaspoonfuls (10 ml) or 1 tablet
53 pounds, 3 teaspoonfuls (15 ml) or one-and-a-half tablets
70 pounds, 4 teaspoonfuls (20 ml) or 2 tablets or 1 DS tablet

Prevention of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

The recommended dosage, taken twice a day, on 3 consecutive days per week, is determined by body surface area. The total daily dose should not exceed 320 mg trimethoprim and 1600 mg sulfamethoxazole.

The safety of repeated use of Bactrim in children under 2 years of age has not been established.

OLDER ADULTS

There may be an increased risk of severe side effects when Bactrim is taken by older people, especially in those who have impaired kidney and/or liver function or who are taking other medication. Consult with your doctor before taking Bactrim.
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