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User Reviews for Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim to treat Prevention of Bladder infection

Also known as: Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra, Co-trimoxazole, Septra DS, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim Pediatric, Bactrim Pediatric Bethaprim Bactrim IV Bethaprim Pediatric …show all brand names

Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim has an average rating of 4.7 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings for the treatment of Prevention of Bladder infection. 29% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 57% reported a negative effect.

Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim Rating Summary

4.7/10 average rating

7 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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Anonymous July 20, 2011

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “I used to get chronic bladder infections, especially after intercourse. It did not matter how clean I thought I was or what I did to prevent them, I would still get them. I take 1/2 tablet of Bactrim after intercourse, as prescribed by my doctor, and I never get a bladder infection. Yay!”

10 / 10
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Navillus · Taken for 10 years or more September 4, 2019

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “In the 1960s and early 1970s, I would get a bladder infection usually the day after intercourse with my husband, who was not circumcised. We were divorced after thirteen years and I never had another bladder infection. Bactrim was the only drug that worked for me and the doctor gave me a standing prescription during those thirteen years. I still think it's wonderful !!!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 8, 2011

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “I started taking Bactrim on a Tuesday. By Wednesday I was depressed and had terrible knots in my stomach. I was going to bathroom almost every hours and had hives all day and night. Thursday, I felt a lot better and my symptoms were mostly relieved as well. I thought it worth the hives and frequent bathroom breaks. On Friday my lips, gums, tongue and face were all swollen. I didn't think it was the medication at all. Doc's nurse called to tell me that my culture came back and that they are switching my medicine. When I changed the medicine on Saturday I had sores in my mouth along with the swollen gums. I made a dental appointment thinking that it is due to an immunization problem, by Sunday I called my doctor and learnt that I developed allergies.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous December 31, 2016

Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “I was having symptoms of a UTI for a few weeks, so I finally went to the ER when the pain got worse, they gave me Bactrim. 2 days after taking it (twice a day) I got flu symptoms/ a cold. Today is my 5th day on it and I feel awful, shortness of breath, so so tired and I feel so nauseous. And I'm still having pain when I use the bathroom so I don't even think Its working. Going to call the doctor tomorrow, I won't be continuing this medicine.”

3 / 10
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Marie20142015 May 24, 2015

“I almost did not take this drug because of all the negative reviews but I am glad I did. I am 45 years old and I am African American. I am in pretty good health. I recently had a laparascopy by my gynecologist and developed swelling around the navel area. The doctor prescribed this antibiotic to me. I always read directions carefully before taking any medication and it says to always take with food. I took it as prescribed and had no side effects at all! I actually lost 11 pounds in 10 days! WOW! I needed to lose weight anyway I weighed 175 pounds and I am 5'9 now I am down to 164.5 pounds. My appetite had slightly decreased and it remains decreased since I stopped taking it which is good I use to get the munchies so it did something to my thought process when it comes to food. I encourage people to always research drugs before taking them but do not give a lot of weight on reviews and try the medication. You never know how it works until you take it and I am glad I did. It helped me both heal, lose weight and stopped my junk food cravings! I am happy with results!”

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frannie · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 25, 2018

“I developed extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) urinary septicemia in the hospital - the infection control Doctor -put me on bactrim after the IV antibiotics were finished. Then I saw him 1 month later and he wants me on the bactrim twice daily for the rest of my life due to the urinary sepsis. I have lost 13 lbs - needed to lose weight - but otherwise no problems with the bactrim”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month December 9, 2019

SMZ-TMP DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “Cost was $ 1,500.00 my insurance would not cover. So I called dr informed about problem. Two hours later my pharmacist notified my rx was ready. I paid .28 cents. I’m gonna start call pharmacy before I leave when giving a brand new rx. Would not allow me to insert copy from my pharmacy. And did you notice ALL THE SIDE EFFECTS????”

1 / 10
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Mo · Taken for less than 1 month October 31, 2018

Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): “Second time on this drug. No issues the first time but this time it was horrible. Hives, chills muscle pain joint pain headaches”

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