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Bactrim (Sulfatrim)

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    What is Bactrim used for?

    Bactrim DS Is available in two strengths 400mg/80mg and 800mg/160mg. DS refers to Double Strength (800mg/160mg). Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are antibiotics which work together to treat various bacterial infections.
    Bactrim is used to treat urinary, ear, respiratory and intestinal infections. It is also used to treat and prevent pneumocystis pneumonia. Sulfatrim should not be used to treat viral infections. It can be used to treat urinary tract infections in patients over 2 months of age.

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    How to use Bactrim?

    Always read and understand the patient information guide provided with the product before you begin taking Bactrim. When you buy Bactrim online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.

    Bactrim should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is available in tablet and liquid form for oral use and it is also available for intravenous use. When taken by mouth, it can cause an upset stomach in some people. If this occurs, it can be taken with food or milk. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next one.

    Persons taking Bactrim should drink plenty of fluids to prevent kidney stones from forming. Bactrim is usually prescribed for multiple daily dosing. The doses should be evenly spaced and taken at the same time each day. Sulfatrim can affect some laboratory test results. Always let your healthcare provider know that you are taking sulfatrim when testing you for liver disease, kidney disease and high potassium.

    Do not take this if you are allergic to sulphur. Bactrim should be used with caution in person with diabetes as it can affect blood glucose levels. You may be more sensitive to sunburn during treatment. You may wish to wear protective clothing in direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds.

    Sulfatrim can cause a rare condition called clostridium difficile diarrhea which is caused by a resistant bacteria. This can occur during treatment or even months after treatment has stopped. Your doctor should be informed immediately if you experience persistent diarrhea, blood or mucus in stool and abdominal pain or cramping.

    What are the drug interactions with Bactrim?

    The following drugs are known to interact with Bactrim. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.

    • Chloroquine
    • Gemifloxacin
    • Doxepin
    • Azimilide
    • Captopril
    • Anisindione
    • Sertindole
    • Eplerenone
    • Amiloride
    • Enalaprilat
    • Amitriptyline
    • Spironolactone
    • Sultopride
    • Zofenopril
    • Warfarin
    • Ibutilide
    • Amoxapine
    • Leucovorin
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    • Quinidine
    • Bretylium
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    • Erythromycin
    • Levomethadyl
    • Ceritinib
    • Fluconazole
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    • Candesartan Cilexetil
    • Probucol
    • Ramipril
    • Dolasetron
    • Azathioprine
    • Enflurane
    • Droperidol
    • Valsartan
    • Quinapril
    • Aprindine
    • Amantadine
    • Mefloquine
    • Halofantrine
    • Olmesartan Medoxomil
    • Fosinopril
    • Perindopril
    • Moexipril

    What are side effects of Bactrim?

    Bactrim has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.

    Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Bactrim online.

    • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
    • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    • seizures
    • cough or hoarseness
    • raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles
    • lower back or side pain
    • trouble sleeping
    • fever
    • chills
    • pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
    • weight loss
    • headache
    • irregular heartbeat
    • feeling sad or empty
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    • dizziness
    • trouble concentrating
    • cloudy urine
    • bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
    • bleeding gums
    • general body swelling
    • general feeling of discomfort or illness
    • not able to pass urine
    • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    • pinpoint red spots on the skin
    • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, painful, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    • nosebleeds
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    • soreness of the muscles
    • difficulty with swallowing
    • diarrhea
    • blindness or vision changes
    • hair loss
    • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
    • painful or difficult urination
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    • indigestion
    • yellow eyes or skin
    • severe sunburn
    • loss of interest or pleasure
    • muscle or joint pain
    • large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
    • trouble breathing
    • unpleasant breath odor
    • light-colored stools
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    • Black, tarry stools
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    • weight gain or loss
    • sore throat
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    • decreased frequency or amount of urine
    • loss of appetite
    • sensation of spinning
    • constipation
    • redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
    • stomach pain
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    • dark urine
    • lack of feeling or emotion
    • hearing loss
    • bloating
    • nervousness
    • unusual bleeding or bruising
    • joint or muscle pain
    • fainting spells
    • swelling of the face, hands, legs, and feet
    • increased thirst
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    • Passing of gas
    • loss of heat from the body
    • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    • pale skin
    • weakness or heaviness of the legs
    • itching, skin rash
    • pain or burning while urinating
    • unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    • hives
    • chest pain or tightness
    • Back, leg, or stomach pains
    • swollen or painful glands
    • burning of the face or mouth
    • confusion
    • cracks in the skin
    • nausea
    • stomach tenderness

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