This medicine is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is also used to treat a certain type of pneumonia (pneumocystis pneumonia) in patients with a weakened immune system. This medication is a combination of 2 antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It really works by stopping the growth of bacteria and the pneumocystis fungus.
This medication is provided by injection into a vein as directed by your medical practitioner. It is given by slow infusion over 60 to 90 minutes. Dosage is founded on your medical condition, weight, and a reaction to treatment.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Drink an abundance of liquids while taking this medication to reduce the unlikely risk of kidney stones forming, unless your doctor advises you otherwise.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is held at a constant level. Therefore, use this medication at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue steadily to utilize this medicine for the full time prescribed, regardless if signs disappear after a couple of days. Stopping the medicine too early may allow bacteria to keep to grow, which may lead to a return regarding the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pain/redness/swelling during the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Keep in mind that your medical professional has prescribed this medication she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your physician appropriate away when you have any side that is serious, including: muscle weakness, mental/mood changes, blood in the urine, improvement in the amount of urine, extreme drowsiness, signs of low blood sugar levels (such as nervousness, shakiness, sweating, hunger).
Get medical help immediately if you have any very serious side effects, including: persistent headache, neck stiffness, seizures, slow/irregular heartbeat.
This medication may hardly ever cause serious (possibly fatal) allergic reactions and other unwanted effects such as a severe peeling skin rash (such as for example Stevens-Johnson syndrome), blood problems (such as for example agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), liver harm, or lung injury. If you notice any one of the following, get medical help straight away: skin rash/blisters, itching/swelling (especially for the face/tongue/throat), persistent sore throat or temperature, paleness, joint pain/aches, persistent cough, trouble respiration, easy bleeding/bruising, yellowing eyes or skin, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual fatigue, dark urine.
This medicine may hardly ever cause a serious condition that is intestinalClostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition might happen during treatment or months to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor immediately in the event that you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medicines them worse if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make.
Use with this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may end in dental thrush or a new yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other symptoms that are new.
This isn't a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Before using sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to sulfa medications or trimethoprim; or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which could cause allergies or other problems. Confer with your pharmacist to get more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, particularly of: renal illness, liver illness, certain bloodstream disorders (such as for instance porphyria, anemia due to folate supplement deficiency), history of blood disorders caused by trimethoprim or sulfa medications, vitamin deficiency (folate or folic acid), severe allergies, asthma, reduced bone marrow function (bone marrow suppression), a specific metabolic disorder (G6PD deficiency), underactive thyroid, mineral imbalances (such as high amount of potassium or low amount of sodium in the bloodstream).
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about all of the items you employ (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal services and products).
This medicine may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when out-of-doors.
If you have diabetes, this product may affect your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood sugar (see adverse Effects section). Your doctor might need certainly to adjust your diabetes medication, workout program, or diet.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side results of this drug, especially skin reactions, bloodstream disorders, easy bleeding/bruising, and a potassium blood level that is high.
Patients with AIDS may be more responsive to the negative effects of this drug, particularly skin reactions, fever, and bloodstream disorders.
This medication is maybe not recommended for use during pregnancy specially near the expected delivery date because of possible harm to the unborn baby. Consult your doctor for additional information.
This medication passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to healthy infants, this drug may have undesirable effects on infants who are ill or premature or have certain disorders (jaundice, high blood levels of bilirubin, G6PD deficiency). Consequently, breast-feeding is not suggested for babies with these conditions. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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