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For Kidney Infections "I was prescribed bactrim twice daily for a week for a suspected kidney infection. I only got through two and a half days of the medication before I stopped taking it because I was so tired I couldn’t function and my skin became sore in certain places. I was taking 3-4 naps a day and my muscles were so weak I had to sit to even brush my hair. I am 28 weeks pregnant and a mother to a 20 month old so there is no way I could get through a week of not being able to function. I couldn’t even hold my daughter without having to sit down."

   
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Allijo1314 (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I was given a 3 day prescription to treat a UTI. After taking the first dose I noticed I felt a little anxious, but went to bed. I woke up about 3 hours later with rapid heart beat, mild nausea, cold sweat, restlessness. This continued for about 6 more hours. I was able to drink plenty of liquid to try to flush it out of me which worked pretty well. Twelve hours later I feel a lot more normal, but now tired from the experience. I won't take this again. This reaction was worse than my symptoms of the UTI."

   
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Ran June 27, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I went to Planned Parenthood for a UTI. They gave me bactrim. I've never taken it before, as far as I know. After the first day I had shortness of breath and was pretty lethargic. I felt awful and I was panicky because I couldn't breath well. I decided after the third pill to stop taking it, to test whether it was the medication. I'm feeling better now and am on cipro instead. I wouldn't recommend bactrim. I'm not sure if a lot of people are allergic to it or what but that's the first thing they asked me before prescribing it."

   
1.0

Sue (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I was prescribed bactrim before going on a work trip. After taking three of the pills, I was still in excruciating pain and was out of town. I felt better after the fourth dose but then once I finished the medicine, the pain came back. It turns out the strand of bacteria from my UTI was resistant to batrim so I was put on nitrofurantoin. I’m sure bactrium works just fine if it is meant for your particular UTI I had no other side effects."

   
5.0

Uti (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I got to start mine today and y'all got me scared, I think I'll start them suckers tomorrow! "

   
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Chelle (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2018

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For Bacterial Infection "I was prescribed a 10-day course of Bactrim as a preventative measure after an injury. My wound healed well and no major problems other than nausea until Day 9, when I broke out in a rash. Started on my arms, quickly spread to trunk, legs, and face. The rash was painful, swollen, and hot to the touch. It felt similar to a bad sunburn. Started taking Benadryl every 4-6 hours until I could get to the dr, where I got a steroid shot. So far that seems to be helping a lot. Dr says I am allergic to sulfa drugs and make sure never to take it again or it could be even worse next time."

   
5.0

MamaLlama (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2018

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For Otitis Media "Nasty side effects but very very slowly relieved symptoms. Took many days to get used to side effects. Better than the other antibiotic I seem to be allergic to, though. Nausea, chest pains/anxiety, insomnia, night sweats, headache, dehydration."

   
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Nogo (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "Wonderful results. Within three days urinary infection responded well as expected.The huge effect was all the positives it has had on my quality of life. I am a chronic bronchiectasis patient with all the symptoms. This is the first relief I have had in four months "

   
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Marcie (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I had a UTI around the turn of the century and was put on this. With one pill left, and I ended up with a lovely rash on my thighs. After reading all the other reviews, I feel extremely lucky that my sulfa allergy didn't hit me so hard I ended up in the hospital!"

   
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dryelle (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I took this for twice a day for 3 days and it didn't really work. By third day I needed something else but now I have a weird sensation through my arms and body like something flowing through my veins. I do think it was the bactrim .it was used for UTI."

Rosy (taken for less than 1 month) April 5, 2018

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For Prostatitis "Bad side effects to the extent that I had to stop after 2 days. Flu like symptoms, bad headache, pain in muscles and joints, low fever, no energy, could not eat, nausea - you name it, I had it. Too bad as I think it was starting to knock down my bacterial prostatitis. The Flu like symptoms were so convincing that I stopped for a few days, felt better, then started again just to make certain I didn't have the Flu."

   
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Dragon March 31, 2018

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For Acne "I had been a long time acne sufferer, than I had my daughter. I seemed to have had less aggressive breakouts, but than suddenly I began to get cystic acne around my chin and lower face. It got to the point where I didn’t want to leave my house. I finally went to a well respected Dermatologist who put me on Bactrim temporarily before I can start the process for accutane; suddenly my face began to clear up drastically within a week! I was extremely happy with the results. And opted out of accutane all together. I really couldn’t believe that my cystic acne was disappearing right before my eyes. I also purchased a retinol and hydroquinone cream that my derm sold in his office that helped lighten up my scars significantly. Hope this helps. Good luck!"

Sandy (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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For Acne "In my thirties and this has worked for me for years."

   
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Lisa (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 26, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I will never take this drug again. I was on 180mg for 3 days to fight off a UTI. By the second day of taking it, my heart rate started to increase for no reason, I was very jittery, nauseous, and couldn't sleep. I managed to get the full 3-day treatment in to get rid of the infection, but I will never take it again. I've been off the drug for 5 days now and still have a slightly elevated heart rate. Went to the doctor to make sure everything was okay - everything came back good, Dr. just said some people react this way to the drug."

   
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Jill (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "worked very well. no side effects"

   
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LL (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "Just finished around of bactrim for a UTI. Had zero side effects, and feel much better :)"

   
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Jae (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I have experienced a stubborn UTI which would not go away with penicillin, so the doctor prescribed a battery of antibiotics. First two days of ciprofloxacin, then five days of Bactrim, then ten days of tetracycline. That did the trick! Of course it is necessary to also take probiotics at the same time to replace the good bacteria."

cialo March 4, 2018

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For Kidney Infections "I had sharp back pains and a 101 fever with nausea, and was put on levaquin for 7 days. I am soo sensitive to meds that I had to change to Bactrim after one day. Bactrim has been a dream!! I have had little to NO side effects which is huge. Pharmacist said drink PLENTY of water on this so I have been. Dry mouth/weird taste in mouth but no feeling weird or having stomach issues."

   
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TheBrooklynn (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I've taken this medication for both skin infections and (most recently) for a UTI. And it has now sent me to the hospital...for mental health. EXTREME anxiety to say the least. Pain in my sides, chest, shortness of breath, tremors all over my body. Felt like I was dying. Insisted doctors check my liver and kidneys for shutdown. Didn't eat a meal for a week (did try to at least eat a yogurt or 2 but that's all I could stomach) I was hospital-free for over a year...which is also the last time I took this med. If you have ANY history of mental health issues AVOID THIS DRUG!! I gave it a 2 because it DID clear up the infections. But was NOT worth the hospital copays, loss of work, etc!"

   
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jennanne February 14, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I started the Bactrim prescription two days ago.... I was prescribed two pills a day for 7 days. You can feel the affects within hours and it’s not a great feeling if you have not had a sufficient meal. THIS MEDICATION DOES CAUSE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS. I have only slept 2 hours total. This is hampering my studies and leaving me anxious. I have never had sleeping issues but here I am.........restless and very paranoid more than half of the night. The short amount of time that I do sleep, I have experienced awful nightmares.. very vivid and almost terrifying to the point of not wanting to blink. This medication is definitely a 0 in my book."

Kay_1243 February 9, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Infection "Have been taking it for 10 days for my UTI. No side effects whatsoever. Normally antibiotics make me super sick. This one is great and after two days my UTI was 100% better."

   
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Anonymous February 9, 2018

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For Bacterial Skin Infection "Had a very hot and painful boil right on my belt line from shaving my pubic area. Went to the doc and he looked at it and said of the abscess was way too deep to Lance it put me on Bactroban ointment and high dose of Bactrim. After 2 days the infection started to clear up. As far as bactrim side effects not as bad as when I take penicillin mainly really bad headache, extreme thirst, frequent urination. Take probiotics at lunch to help with diarrhea"

   
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Cliff clavin January 13, 2018

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For Otitis Media "This is the only medicine that is a miracle drug! I always use it for ear infection, sinus infection and bronchitis. I am allergic to penicillin and erythromycin. It works very quickly for me."

   
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Eema53 January 6, 2018

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For Bacterial Skin Infection "I had what I thought was a boil on the back of my leg so I went to the E. R the worst pain of my life cutting it open I left they gave me bactrim omg I woke up with the worst headache my body dried out cause of the medicine. My lips cracked an bleed just by moving my lips, I went to a different E. R blood pressure is 181/164 I have shakes blurry vision, pain all over my body I have HIV and diabetes so I'm scared. They gave me tramadol and sent me home. I've got my husband writing this cause I'm so weak. So please doctors if you read this we know our bodies better then you and I should have been admitted but the only excuse is I might pick up another infection. I can do that being out in the open smh I feel like I'm dying an nobody is listening"

   
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Very sick December 18, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Infection "I took Bactrim for 5 days, which resulted in two days of chest pain and a trip to the ER. After five days, I broke out in a rash from head to toe along with swelling of my face, lips, and throat. My mother was also allergic to sulfa medications. So, no more Bactrim for me."

Sulfa Allergy (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2017

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