Can you use sulfameth/trimethoprim for a tooth infection?
Question posted by june.4.2009 on 13 Oct 2010
Last updated on 12 October 2010 by Rajive Goel
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is generally used for treating various types of bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, traveler's diarrhea, and ear infections. The antibiotic is also approved to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems at risk for the infection. Doctors may also occasionally recommend off-label uses of the drug, such as for treating acne and preventing (instead of treating) various types of infections.
For tooth infections, would recommend to talk with your doc/pharmacist, take care.
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