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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Reviews for Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim to treat Urinary Tract Infection
Review by taleeuh1:
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: I took this medicine after having many urinary tract infections in the past year. I usually am prescribed CIPRO but this time the nurse at the minute clinic CVS told me to try this. Little did I know how much worse I was going to feel. It did help with the UTI which then later became a yeast infection...but I became very weak, had a fever, no energy and went numb from my knees down my legs. I could not feel circulation in my legs.
Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): I tried taking Septra, and by the second day I was vomiting all day long. Couldn't take it long enough to cure the bladder infection and because of changing antibiotics partway through, ended up in a trip to the hospital with a kidney infection.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): I just started Bactrim. I have noticed a significant change for the better. For those of you that get yeast infections, eat lots of yogurt if you can. I have found this has helped me in the past.
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: 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 DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
23 users found this comment helpful.
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: 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!
Review by lollipop69 (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
32 users found this comment helpful.
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: 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.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Review by GOOGS1951 (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
40 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
33 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Bactrim for uti (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
44 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Septra (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): 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.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): I asked my doctor for a different type of antibiotic to take for this urinary tract infection instead of Cipro. This is my second day taking Bactrim for my UTI and I can already see improvement! It feels like the infections almost gone. I do however get a little bit of an upset stomach so eat something substantial just before taking it and drink a few more bottles of water than normal and you will be golden!
52 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): Third day of medicine but still having symptoms. Those of you who report adverse reactions and then go on taking the medicine should know that is not a good idea. I am allergic to several antibiotics, and my doc says stop taking at the first sign of any reaction as it can be very serious.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): Septra DS worked wonderful this time I am only on day 2 with 5 more days to go. I have however taken this and Bactrim DS before. I am quite sensitive to antibiotics but tolerate these well. I usually ask for Bactrim DS due to tolerating it well so that is what MD prescribed. i also take metformin and lotensin and they seem to work fine with this med though i take them at least 3 hours from each other
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: The medicine helped me greatly. It took a few days to kick in, though. I didn't experience any nausea/vomiting that seems to be the most commonly-experienced side effects, but I did experience some constipation and headache. I also felt what I'd describe as being "out of it" and "spacey". I said and did the most air-headed things. Make sure you take Acidophilus when taking this medicine.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): I have been on Bactrim DS for 7 days. After day 3 I began to notice severe headache about 4 hours after taking the Bactrim. Now on day 7, I have not only had headache, but light-headedness/nausea. With only 3 days left, I am going to continue the medicine. My urinary tract infection symptoms have improved finally after 5 days.
27 users found this comment helpful.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): I took Bactrim once for a Urinary Tract infection. I can't remember exactly how many days I was instructed to take the pill, but I know it was over a week. Everything was fine up until the 9th day, then my entire body broke out in hives.
21 users found this comment helpful.
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