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User Reviews for Septra

Septra has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings on Drugs.com. 47% of those users who reviewed Septra reported a positive effect, while 37% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Tract Infection  
5.4
9 reviews 189 medications
Bacterial Skin Infection  
7.3
3 reviews 50 medications
Kidney Infections  
1.5
2 reviews 94 medications
Bacterial Infection  
5.0
2 reviews 171 medications
Acne  Off-label
10.0
2 reviews 524 medications
Bronchitis  
8.0
1 reviews 288 medications
Prostatitis  
1.0
1 reviews 49 medications
Summary of Septra reviews 5.6 20 reviews

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Reviews for Septra

JosieL84 · Taken for less than 1 month January 26, 2021

For Bacterial Skin Infection: “Worked within 12 hours to clear my mastitis. Side effects are: cold sweats, headaches. Worth it. Very pleased.”

10 / 10
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DeeDee · Taken for less than 1 month April 18, 2020

For Prostatitis: “Septra killed my father at the very young age of 36 years young. It gave A-plastic Enemia. dads family doctor of Pikeville Kentucky administered the drug for prostate infection. I was 11, my brother 13, my sister 18 months and my sweet strong mother 33 becomes a widow. Dad became extremely weak and he never missed work he was a coal miner. He missed work to go see his dr & his doc sent him by ambulance to Lexington Kentucky st Joshep Hospital to a friend doc of doc Johnson’s. He lived bout a month. His name Charles Edward Coleman RIP DADDY I LOVE ❤️ YOU. DADDY LOVED HIS FAMILY”

1 / 10
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Now have insomnia! · Taken for less than 1 month February 7, 2020

For Urinary Tract Infection: “Septra was prescribed for a UTI 2 tabs daily for 5 days Since started 2 days ago I’ve been unable to fall asleep until the early morning hours! Very frustrating I will stop taking this drug due to the terrible insomnia The UTI seems to be cleared up though”

5 / 10
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Jeneasterling28 January 12, 2013

For Urinary Tract Infection: “This medication makes me extremely tired and causes headaches but it seems to be working where other antibiotic treatments have failed to cure my infection. If you are able to tolerate the side effects it's has been a pretty good therapy for me.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous August 5, 2011

For Acne: “This medicine has done only good things for me. I have taken it for about 3 weeks now. It cleared up my moderately severe acne very quickly no negative side effects. The only side effect I had was decreased appetite which I was not opposed to as I usually eat too much anyway!”

10 / 10
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bosky2 June 12, 2014

For Bacterial Infection: “I was prescribed Septra for a bacteria infection . The prescription was for ten days and about the fifth day bad a headache started with sever lower back pain also. On the seventh day I broke out from head to toe with severe hives.”

1 / 10
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cristi7294 August 19, 2015

For Urinary Tract Infection: “Cleared infection right away but had to stop medicine early because of all of the side effects I had from this. 4 days later,still having some of the effects. Not sure how long the effects will last,but I never want to feel this bad again”

9 / 10
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lovely13675 January 25, 2010

For Bacterial Infection: “I am taking Septra for an infection on the tip of my nose. Day one was horrible. Nausea, fatigue, and vertigo {felt like a flu}. That lasted one day. Day 2-7 has been without issues. I take it with a meal and a good 12-16 ounces of fluid. 3 days to go and I expect that will be fine. My infection appeared much better by the 4th day.”

9 / 10
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Jlynnie · Taken for less than 1 month September 9, 2014

For Urinary Tract Infection: “I've taken Septra DS before (with no side effects), but for some reason this time it is different! It has given me severe insomnia!! Very odd and super frustrating. Also has caused me a lot of nausea but doctor prescribed Zofran (also known as the miracle medicine for nausea), so that's better. Also feel a bit "out of it" and lethargic. One last strange symptom it's causing me is "urinary hesitancy." Had no idea there was such a thing until I spoke to my dr about it. Hoping these symptoms resolve or I may need to switch medicines, as only half way through this 10-day treatment.”

8 / 10
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Pepper · Taken for less than 1 month March 23, 2019

For Kidney Infections: “Has got to be the worst antibiotics I've ever been on, no pain relief at all on the third day in, I keep getting weird sensations in my body and the constipation is horrible. I've also been told (by people around me) I've been really aggressive and depressed and lashing out ever since it built up in my system.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous November 21, 2009

For Acne: “Septra has worked wonders on my skin, within a week of taking it, my skin has gotten less oily, and my cystic acne is going away. ”

10 / 10
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Mt.Lady August 23, 2015

For Urinary Tract Infection: “Makes me extremely nauseated. Cannot tolerate it. Have had multiple UTI's and septra sometimes doesn't get rid of the infection all the way. Causes insomnia and almost confusion.”

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Anonymous November 11, 2008

For Bacterial Skin Infection: “This has cured my MRSA 5 times now. It is the only thing that works for me.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 15, 2009

For Urinary Tract Infection: “This medicine caused vomiting for me, whether my stomach was empty or not. I wish I could tolerate it, because it's a good treatment, but for those who are sensitive, this is not a good medicine.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous December 24, 2009

For Urinary Tract Infection: “Caused nausea...but worked.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous March 18, 2012

For Urinary Tract Infection: “I'm pretty sensitive to antibiotics and this one really makes me feel sick and tired and now I have an itchy rash. Have finished day 2 still 5 days of this to go.”

5 / 10
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Izn · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2018

For Bacterial Skin Infection: “I cannot tolerate this drug! It makes me depersonalized, dizzy , confused and just very spacey! I don't understand why they make medications that have worse side effects than the actual disease!”

2 / 10
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Jo123456789 November 4, 2015

For Kidney Infections: “I have frequent kidney infections and this antibiotic didn't help at at. I've been doubled over in pain”

2 / 10
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superman 8000 October 18, 2013

For Bronchitis: “Great!”

8 / 10
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Gretz February 23, 2018

For Urinary Tract Infection: “No relief at all after 4 days of prescribed use. Got headaches, fever with chills, nausea, depression, constipation among other negatives”

1 / 10
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