Also known as: Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Bactrim IV, Bactrim Pediatric, Bethaprim, Bethaprim Pediatric, Co-trimoxazole, Cotrim, Cotrim DS, Cotrim Pediatric, Septra, Septra DS, Septra IV, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric, Uroplus, Uroplus DS
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I took Bactrim for a month and I quickly saw the cystic acne disappear. So I started to reduce the dosage to 1 pill a day, then I stopped. In all, I was on the medication for a period of 2 months because I didn't like the idea of taking antibiotics for a large period of time. Recently, I've been having minor breakouts, but I'm paranoid. I am afraid to get filled with cystic acne again. So I decided to start retaking the antibiotics since I still have a couple of refills. Unfortunately I don't have health insurance anymore and I can't follow up with any Dr.
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Urinary Tract Infection: i HAVE HAD 3 URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS. CULTURES CONTAMINATED EACH TIME. BACTRIM GIVEN TWICE. NO SIDE EFFECTS FOR ME, EXCEPT OCCASIONAL INCREASE IN BLURRED VISION.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Infection: Some upset stomach using Bactrim, other then that not a problem. One month using this has finally cleared up sinus, inner ear and nasal infections lingering for months. Highly recommend this medicine also using with Rifampin.
Review by Bactrim for uti (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: Prescribed Bactrim for a urinary tract infection. On day 4 of medication and have been experiencing diarrhea since day 2. Severe nausea and no appetite. Terrible migraine and cannot sleep.
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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: Had a 7 day prescription of Bactrim DS. The first two days I had a headache, then the 3rd day I started feeling nausea which turned into nausea/dizziness/and constant fatigue. I've been off the medicine for 36 hours and still feel extremely exhausted, and still dizzy and a little queasy at times.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Skin Infection: I started off with a cut near my mouth that got infected with Staph which then spread to my mouth and throat. I could not eat for a week because of the terrible sores in my mouth. I was prescribed Cefidinr and after being on that for 3 days had no improvement, but as soon as they put me on Bactrim it started clearing up within hours!
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Otitis Media: Took for 4 days felt run down. A lot of anxiety and pin point eyes. Had to lay down because of body aches, but couldn't sleep. Drank a lot of water and got charlie horses in feet & toes.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I cannot believe how amazing this medicine has been for my cystic acne. I have tried monocycline, doxycycline, prescription topical creams, NOTHING worked. I finally decided to ask my doctor about Bactrim. I have been completely cyst free since October. This is a record amount of time for me to have NO cysts! I have had, maybe three pimples. I've had no side effects. The monocycline gave me horrible joint aches (to the point where I'd almost cry they hurt so bad). So far I have had absolutely NO side effects. It's wonderful!
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Skin Infection: If you are prescribed Bactrim, take a probiotic with each pill and the side effects usually go away. Probiotics are over the counter. Before I could not take Bactrim or Keflex. Now no problem. I am on Bactrim for boils and taking the probiotic.
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Acne: At first, the acne went away and I was super excited, but then after the first week I began to grow huge acne all over my chin and jaw. I am taking two pills a day and the side effects are bad but I am willing to stick it out because in the end it should hopefully work. Its only on area where I get the pimples so I guess we will see how the next weeks go.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Infection: I have been on Bactrim DS for 6 days (4 more to go) and was diagnosed with MRSA. I feel the medicine is working VERY WELL but my side effects are bad! I feel nauseous ALL day. I have a hard time eating. I feel like I'm pregnant. My stomach cramps, sometimes bloated, a little bit of dizziness here and there, and always feeling like I am going to throw up. I'm just really glad that Bactrim DS is working for my MRSA because I really don't want to go through different meds and then having to end up being hospitalized because I couldn't find the right antibiotics for treatment.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Skin Infection: Cellulitis or staph infection on index finger. Went to doc he prescribed this. It's making the infection (large boil) go down and kind of scab over. Having bad heartburn though, and having headaches.
Septra (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: This medication makes me extremely tired and causes headaches but it seems to be working where other antibiotic treatments have failed to cure my infection. If you are able to tolerate the side effects it's has been a pretty good therapy for me.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I started taking Bactrim twice a day everyday for a month and my acne has completely healed, now I take it only once a day. I went off of it for about 3 days and only gained back 1 large pimple, but as soon as I went back on the medication the pimple quickly disappeared. I'd say this is better than any face care products I've ever used. Much worth it!
Review by Mandyc1994 (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I have been taking this medicine for a week and my pimples are significantly smaller, which is a plus because I've had severe acne for 3 years now. The only problem is that it gives me insomnia, sweats, headaches in the mornings, stomach sickness, and nausea. The side effects are brutal, and I'm considering finding another solution. This is the third acne medicine I've tried and has helped the most, but also affected me the most negatively.
Review by prettygentle (taken for less than 1 month):
Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Went to the doctor for an upper respiratory tract infection that would not relent. The Septra DS had me feeling much better in just a couple of days. Remember to finish the entire prescription!
Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Kidney Infections: Had ache in back/side under rib, remembered that it was symptom of kidney infection, left urine sample at doctor's office immediately, test was positive for infection, doctor (who knows me well) called in this antibiotic and I began making immediate progress within 24 hours. I was careful to take the full course of the medicine without stopping.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I have been on Bactrim for 5 weeks now and today I decided to stop taking it due to the side effects I'm experiencing. My gums have become inflamed and have a burning sensation that is very bothersome. My face also feels somewhat numb and tingly. I'm disappointed that I can't tolerate this medicine because it really did start clearing up my moderate acne problem. I would recommend giving Bactrim a try..it just didn't agree with me.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Infection: Seems to be working, am impressed with it. Had a sinus infection, throat infection, earache and women type of rash under my arms. All seem to be improving. I have only started taking the medication though. I am hoping for the best from what others here had to say.
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Urinary Tract Infection: Worked just fine. Made me feel a little hungry, it was a little pricey but what can you do? Oh well at least my peeing doesn't hurt any more.
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