User Reviews for Bactrim DS to treat Prostatitis
Bactrim DS has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 13 reviews for the treatment of Prostatitis. 38% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 31% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Bactrim DS
"I’ve been on Bactrim for over 5 weeks- prostatitis. I have 5 days left and my prostate is still swollen as it was when I was on other stuff. I was on Cipro at first but after the 3rd day the side effects hit me too hard so I got taken off of it and started a 2 week course of tetracycline until I could get into the urologist office. But since this Coronavirus came into play. They canceled that appointment so I had to make different appointment at the doctors and tell them that tetracycline is worthless against this type of thing. So then I got out on Bactrim. Bactrim helped after day 5 but I haven’t seen really any improvement since."
"I took Bactrim DS 960mg for suspected acute prostatitis. I was told to take it for 28 days (56 pills). Within two days, and increasing each day, I experienced extreme anxiety, depression, unending panic, insomnia (I didn’t sleep for three days), chills, hot flashes, mild fever, genital pain, out-of-body experience, and other severe negative symptoms. Eventually, I connected the symptoms to Bactrim, stopped the pill, and saw immediate improvement after 24 hours — not full, but much better. Later I was fine. This drug was a terrible experience; I would never take it again for any reason."
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"Prescibed Bactrim for prostatitis. Was showing good improvement after 5 days. Day 9, big full body hives develop and had to stop. Dr. thought I was allergic to the sulfa component of bactrim so he prescibed Trimethoprim(the other component in Bactrim) by itself a week later. After 1 pill the hives start again... Was switched to Cipro with slight improvement and then to Doxycycline which is significantly helping after 4 weeks. Going to continue it as long as I'm improving . 70% better now."
"Had TURP 17 years ago for prostate ....not a great success. Recently had discomfort and some blood passing post arousal. Not sure if prostatisis or UTI or both. Doc prescribed 10 days Bactrim 800mg at 2 per day. All clear after 2 days, but some minor hives."
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"After 3 1/2 weeks, I developed a skin rash, which started itching horribly. The rash and itching continued for two weeks (13 days) after stopping the medication. Apparently Sulfa allergies are fairly common. Benadryl helped the itching a bit."
"Bactrim cured my prostatitis within two weeks, however I had to stop taking it earlier than prescribed because I discovered I was allergic. I noticed flu-like symptoms, including chills, fever, and horrible muscle aches. On top of that, I developed a head to toe rash that itched like crazy. Imagine being sore and itchy at the same time. Luckily, all of this subsided within a few days of quitting Bactrim. Since the antibiotic kills bacteria everywhere, I noticed I had flawless skin for about a week. But that didn't last. The bacteria came back with a vengeance and I developed the worst acne of my life. I'm now taking doxycycline and using expensive creams to combat this. It's been two months since I stopped Bactrim and I am still breaking out!"
"Took Bactrim for 2 weeks and flu like symptoms the entire time. Eventually broke out in hives after 2 weeks and was told I was allergic. BUT my prostate swelling is down and I feel better. So it put me through the mill but it took care of the underlying issue. I’ve been itching for 4 days after taking my last pill. Hope to be itch free soon."
"I was originally prescribed Cipro for 2 weeks to treat my Prostate infection. About 3 days after the treatment was over, the infection returned. My doctor prescribed Cipro for 2 more weeks, but this time the infection persisted so he took me off Cipro and prescribed 14 days of Bactrim DS which I have been taking for 5 days. Yesterday, I was feeling much better. However, not so great this morning. Depressing to say the least. On a positive note, I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow."
"Good medicine but takes 4-6 weeks to resolve."
"This is the best medicine as it never ceases to response in extreme cases.and takes 4 weeks course to resolve the issue."
"It would be a mission to complete 6 week of dosage but eventually it will provide relief but long duration is a problem. You feel depressed and gait disorder is also there..."
"Very good. Takes 4 weeks but totally improved my difficult and painful prostatitis symptoms its a blessing"
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"I’ve been on bactrim for almost three months for Prostatitis which is getting better slowly. Having some lower back pain. Has anyone else had to be on a bactrim for this long to cure this problem. During all this the pain started in my testicles and went up into pain behind my penis. So tired of this pain. Anyone else have the same issues?"