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User Reviews for Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim

Also known as: Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Bactrim IV, Bactrim Pediatric, Bethaprim, Bethaprim Pediatric, Co-trimoxazole, Cotrim, Cotrim DS, Cotrim Pediatric, Septra, Septra DS, Septra IV, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim, ...show all 18 brand names

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Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim Rating Summary

5.4/10 Average Rating

32 Ratings with 28 User Reviews

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Reviews for Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim to treat Sinusitis

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"I've had sinusitis for 9 months. Tried to treat it with natural remedies but it finally affected my lungs causing severe chest infection. I've been taking trimethoprim 400mg twice a day for 3 days and I can say that I am feeling much better. No major side effects apart from nausea bit eating small amounts of food at regular intervals is helping. No upset stomach or stomach pains which surprised me due to having IBS. Anyone suffering side effects always remember that any antibiotic will cause you to feel unwell. You have to persevere with it and they will ease. Failure to compete the course of medication will result in the infection coming back."

   
10

JayD-B July 13, 2016

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SMZ-TMP DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Severe diarrhea, severe nausea and vomiting after 2 doses."

Susan C. April 10, 2016

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"I had a sinus infection 20 years ago that spread to my left eye & left frontal lobe of my brain. I had surgery on my sinuses, left eye, and my left temporal lobe of my brain removed and now have a plastic plate on the left side of my head. So I have frequent sinus infections and headaches. I was given generic Bactrim from the VA. I have taken it 2 days and my sinuses have cleared up any.So I am still having headaches but now have nausea, and diarrhea and stomach pains. I just hope it gets rid of the infection."

   
7.0

ChrisstyleG February 25, 2016

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Taking 2 pills twice a day everyday something new for a side effect , great way to loose weight . Don't feel like eating at all I do is keep my self hydrated with fluids to thin the phlegm so I can cough it loose and get the rest out of my system. Can't wait till I can stop taking it . Also think it's shredding my red blood cells feel tired and sometimes dizzy and weak"

   
4.0

Popcorn dutton February 21, 2016

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Yeah, did this for seven days. Just got out of the hospital after a full body rash (including feet, hands a face, required them to put me on iv antibiotics for two days). Fun times"

   
1.0

In hell (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I suffer from frequent severe migraines and disclosed this info to the physician during my visit. Recent sinus infections I took a Z-pack and was done but this time was my first time taking Bactrim - DS. Painful headaches, stomach aches, constipation even after drinking water frequently daily. Hoping I don't get the yeast infection or any other issues some patients complain about."

   
5.0

MShelley12 October 4, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Started meds on Monday. My arms and legs hurt terribly Tuesday and Wednesday. The headache has been the worst I have ever had. Chills, sweating, nausea, impaired vision, insomnia. I called the Dr's office Wednesday afternoon and the nurse told me to give it a few more days. Went to different Dr on Saturday and he said bactrim is notorious for headaches and other adverse effects. Off of it now and have to wait 24 hours before I can start a new antibiotic. I'm praying this headache ends soon"

   
1.0

Mreid207 September 12, 2015

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"I was prescribed this medication for a sinus/ear infection. Within a few days of taking it I could finally breathe and begin to hear again. But I had also developed severe nausea, migraines, and loss of appetite. I have also suffered bouts of extreme fatigue and dizziness that have led to me nearly passing out. And on top of all that I broke out in an awful red, itchy rash all over my chest, neck, and face. This medication is terrible. I have never reacted to anything this way."

   
1.0

Gabbyjr (taken for less than 1 month) July 28, 2015

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "At first, I found myself with more energy and simply lost my appetite, which didn't bother me. Then, the second day, I suffered nausea and vomiting. I discontinued the medicine on the second day, but the nausea and vomiting continue."

   
2.0

quickdigits (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Took medication with the warning that it needed to be taken with "plenty of water". Woke up in the middle of the night with a severe headache and went back to sleep. Woke up in the morning for work and had debilitating nausea. I really hope this is just a temporary thing and I don't have to do this every time i take it."

   
5.0

SarahGabriella (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I took this for four and a half days. I experienced complete appetite loss, nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, and anxiety. I had blood work done before I took the Bactrim and when I got my results back it turned out I didn't have a bacterial infection at all. All that for nothing. I still haven't completely recovered my appetite and it has been almost a week since my last dose."

   
1.0

Telewit8530 January 29, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "The pressure in my head is gone but I have been getting extreme nausea and fatigue since I started it 5 days ago."

   
3.0

hfriedlund (taken for less than 1 month) January 16, 2015

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Usually clears up any infections but does sometimes cause extreme nausea and yeast infection."

   
10

Sldrwfe (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2014

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SMZ-TMP DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Taking this for sinusitis. I am an adilt taking in suspension, as I have trouble swallowing pills. It says grape and is purple in color but it tastes terrible. "

   
5.0

jszaradowski (taken for less than 1 month) May 28, 2014

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "My body responds to sulfur products. After two days on Bactrim I noticed a difference. By the 4th day I was back to myself. It really helped me."

   
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Fuss box (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2014

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I have been taking Bactrim for sinusitis around a week. I have developed painful sores on my tongue that are not visible to the eye. My mouth itches and burns terribly. It worked for my underlining condition but this side effect is unbearable."

   
5.0

Meggy 5000 March 8, 2014

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I've been on it for 6 days now and I feel the same as I did before. This is my first time taking it for a sinus infection. I guess it doesn't work for me."

   
4.0

nickname December 16, 2013

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Took one dose of Bactrim for sinusitis/bronchitis and 3 hours later face was red. 1 hour following, my face, arms and hands broke out into hives. Had to discontinue and call doc."

   
1.0

shellierh November 15, 2013

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I took Bactrim DS after the first antibiotic didn't work on my sinus infection. I started to feel better after 4 days, however I developed joint pain in my hands and knees. I have arthritis from an autoimmune disease, but it's usually controlled very well by a maintenance medicine. On day 8 I noted lots of swollen glands in my neck and a slight temp. After I took my antibiotic that night my fever shot up to 103, I was shaking, teeth chattering, with severe joint/muscle pain, my face looked sunburned, and my body was red/blotchy. I stopped the Bactrim, but the fever lasted 2-3 days, the arthritis was severe for about a week and I still have fatigue. Good news is ENT did recheck and infection is gone."

   
5.0

suzykale January 25, 2012

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"I currently have an inner ear blockage from blowing my nose too hard. I have been on Sulfamethoxazole for 5 days. Still have the blockage and mucky junk in my nose. Doesn't seem to have done anything so far. "

   
1.0

Anonymous November 7, 2011

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Great antibiotic, cleared away my sinusitis, however been an insomniac for the past couple of days."

   
9.0

Anonymous August 30, 2011

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Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "It always gets the job done soon when you first start taking the medication."

   
10

Anonymous February 9, 2010

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "I was given the generic Bactrim for a sinus infection. After 4 days, I couldn't stop vomiting and having diarrhea for 3 days. Almost went to the hospital. It seemed to be making me feel better until the side effects kicked in. I had to stop the medication."

   
2.0

Anonymous February 4, 2010

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"Used this for sinusitis, cleared it within 36 hours. No side effects noted at all. Took the full course with no problems. Have used this drug for Strep as well and it worked well with no side effects."

   
10

scaryfencer June 27, 2009

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim): "Was prescribed Bactrim for combination of sinusitis and a urinary tract infection. After two pills I got a yeast infection. Not sure the medication is working to make me feel better or not."

itchmonster May 3, 2009

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