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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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Urinary Tract Infection: After I got home and had taken about 4 of these I had loss of appetite, and had a headache. I looked at the papers from the pharmacy and I seen it said sulphamethazole! I called my doctor in a panic since it is listed in my allergies. I haven't had an allergic reaction, but my dad and moms side have. I finished out the antibiotic and have been fine. I did notice on Monday, which was my last dose, that I was feeling really queezy and had a headache. But no hives. Also This did some weird things while on it. I felt sick, and wasn't hungry, plus gave me a little anxiety. I will go back in a few days to make sure it is all cleared up. I took it for five days twice a day. I do however feel tons better.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Sinusitis: Took one dose of Bactrim for sinusitis/bronchitis and 3 hours later face was red. 1 hour following, my face, arms and hands broke out into hives. Had to discontinue and call doc.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: Make sure Bactrim is actually the correct medication for your UTI! I took Bactrim for 4 days with no relief before my doctor's office got the results back from my UA and realized that Bactrim is resistant to the bacteria causing my UTI. Now I am taking Cipro and it seems to be doing the trick. I did not have any side effects with Bactrim though, it just didn't work for me.
Review by Onewahine (taken for less than 1 month):
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Bacterial Skin Infection: I was prescribed sulfameth for a gross bacterial infection (jacuzzi rash). While on it I experienced headaches, foul gas, loss of appetite, constant thirst, extreme fatigue, dizziness, spotting, diarrhea (should have kept up with my probiotics). On the eighth day I had itchy hives ALL over my body, severe lower back pain, neck & shoulder pain & stiffness. Dr. said to stop medicine & consider myself allergic to sulfa drugs. My original rash had cleared up but so did my two children who didn't have any antibiotics. For me, obviously not worth the side effects.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: My derm put me on this medicine after trying another. I break out on my chest, and once I started taking the medicine it cleared up in about two weeks. I haven't experienced any side effects!
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Bacterial Skin Infection: Can't live without having this in by medicine cabinet. At the onset of a suspected boil I take this and problem solved! I have been taking this for many years. Before Bactrim I had boil after boil, scars, and embarrassment. Miracle drug for boils, who cares about minor side effects!!!
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Urinary Tract Infection: I took one for the first time for a urinary tract infection and about 3-4 hours after taking I had rapid heart beat, shaking, diarrhea and nausea. I took a Xanax because I mistook this for a panic attack but the Xanax did nothing to help and I started to get a strange flushing, burning skin sensation. The sensation happens in waves over my skin, very strange like nothing that has ever happened to me. Called Dr.s office and was told it was an allergic reaction, been taking Benadryl all day but still feeling the effects over 2 hours later!
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I have been taking Bactrim for about a year and a half now. Prior to Bactrim I took everything else. I've had acne since I was roughly 15 and am now 23. Everything I took either left me feeling crappy, or didn't work. In my experience taking Bactrim the first 2-3 months my face breaks out horribly. Then at some time in that period it just goes away. It is absolutely the best acne medication I've ever taken! I have taken it twice.
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Acne: This is an amazing antibiotic. I enjoy the mirror now. I have been using it for 3 weeks & I no longer have pimples after struggling with a breakout for almost 6 months. I take 2 in the morning & 2 in the evening. I use Ilotycin at night 3X a week to remove spots. I have tried Accutane & Doxy my acne got worse. Am hoping to have a flawless skin by this summer.
Review by CirlyGirly96 (taken for less than 1 month):
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Bacterial Skin Infection: Taken with Cefadroxil twice a day for ten days. Got rid of the visible signs of the infection within one day. I experienced slight loss of appetite but other than that, I didn't experience any side effects. However, on the last day of taking this medicine I broke out in a rash all over my face, neck, arms and chest. I'm hoping that it will go away because now I'm done with the medicine.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I am 52 with hormonal acne. My cysts were terrible. Did a number on my confidence. I have been on Bactrim for over a year for the cysts and finally something is working. I tried every other medicine with no results. Not sure how long I can be on this but I never want to stop. Afraid if I stop, the cysts will return.
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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Acne: It started to clear up my acne, but then made me get really dry under eye circles. And then I had a reaction to it and I would wake up every morning with swollen eyes.
Review by lollipop69 (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: Bactrim did a great job! My whole lower part of the body hurt and burned, it was awful. I couldn't even walk for a while without feeling strong pain. Going to the toilet was a nightmare and it happened every five minutes. I took Bactrim and the symptoms got worse, but then in two days I was cured. no pain, no nothing. Bactrim is perfect.
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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim for Urinary Tract Infection: Took this for a urinary tract infection and I've had them before, taken other medicines. This appealed to me because it was a three day deal. Started my first dose Thurs evening and everything was going pretty smooth. I ended up having to leave work after two hrs on Monday morning because My body was shaking uncontrollably (more hands than anything). I was nauseous, which I pretty much felt everyday but more so the last. And almost like my head was spinning, like I was going to faint. The shaking was the worst though.
Review by GOOGS1951 (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: Took Bactrim for 3 days. Cleared up the urinary tract infection but became very nauseous, weak, chills, sweats, no appetite and shaky. Still weak and somewhat nauseous after 3 days of not taking it.
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: I was prescribed Bactrim DS 2x a day for 10 days to clear a urinary tract infection. I was having nausea, acid reflux and intestinal/digestive issues that felt like irritable bowel syndrome or Stomach Flu by the 3rd day. After the 5th day I decided to stop taking it and the infection is gone along with all side effects. I am glad I decided to stop taking it, it seems Bactrim DS 2x a day was a bit too much for me.
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I've been on Bactrim for about 4 years now. Once per day. When I stop taking it my acne flares up. Hopefully it's not something I have to take for the rest of my life, by it definitely works when used!
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Acne: I'm 25 years old and still get those under the skin cystic pimples on my face. It is mild but one or two of those monsters just stand out. I've tried Retin-A, every single face wash I can think of, oil free moisturizers, toners, oil free make up. I mean I've done it even the DIY remedy for acne. Well, the dermatologist put me on Bactrim and I have been on it now for about 4 weeks and my face is CLEAR. I mean I've NEVER seen it this clear! I'm just looking at the mirror all the time because I cannot believe it. Very happy with results. He said I would have to be on them for a while. But I'm okay with it. It does cause a little nausea but it's nothing I can't handle and it doesn't last too long. Overall very happy.
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SMZ-TMP DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Being that I have rheumatoid arthritis and take medication for that, finding antibiotics to treat infection isn't easy. I did not have many side effects from this medicine, as I took it how the doctor prescribed. I did have upset stomach though at first. Any infection I had, showed definite improvement within the first 36 hrs.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) for Urinary Tract Infection: I have frequent urinary tract infections and I've taken this many times but hadn't in five or so years because my urinary tract infection became resistant to it. Now since I'm taking it again its given me the jitters and acid reflux but those are still better that cystitis.
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