Looking on the internet it states the Bactrim I have is good for bronchitis, the dosage I have is 160/800mg, I have enough for 10 days, 2 x's day, is this doage too strong for him? He weighs 135lb's, he's 15yrs old, thanks
Are you sure he is not allergic to sulfa, many people are and bactrim is sulfa. If you do decide to give it to him, monitor him very closely for signs of allergy. If his tongue, throat, lips swell or he starts having difficulty breathing, discontinue and call the doctor or take him to the ER. He should be big enough to take that amount, I just worry he might be allergic.
Pattishan is right is he allergic to Bactrim or any thing that has Sulfa in it if so this would be very risky, it wouldn't hurt to talk with his doctor and just explain his symptoms and at the same time clarify the dose you have, better safe than to have problems. P.S. I am not saying that this antibiotic is the wrong thing I would just feel better if you discusses this with his physician
Prescribing Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tablets in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
That being shared, the usual adult dosage in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis is 1 BACTRIM DS (double strength) tablet. So if you decide to go ahead with the antibiotic, one a day is appropriate dose and needs to be a course of 14 days.
Hope this helps,
- Bactrim Information for Consumers
- Bactrim Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bactrim (detailed)
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