Bactrim information
Bactrim is a widely used and effective antibiotic medication used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.

In most cases, adults being treated with Bactrim ds for bacterial infections will be prescribed one Bactrim DS (double strength) or two regular strength bactrim tablets. Children are normally prescribed one teaspoonful for every 22 pounds of body weight; dosing is usually twice daily for a period of five to fourteen days. The type and location of infection dictates the dosage amount and length.

The Bactrim antibiotic may also be used to prevent bacterial infections in persons with weakened or compromised immune systems. Bactrim is a common defense used in transplant patients and patients with AIDS against Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP). Likewise, Bactrim may be used to treat PCP.

Normal dosing for the prevention of PCP in adults is one tablet daily for a period of 6-12 months. In children the dosage is determined by total body surface area, and the prescribed dose is taken twice daily for three consecutive days (not to exceed 320 milligrams trimethoprim and 1600 milligrams sulfamethoxazole daily).

It is recommended that the Bactrim antibiotic be taken with eight ounces of water, and that water is drunk periodically throughout the rest of the day to prevent uncomfortable side-effects. As with all antibiotics, the full course of the Bactrim prescription should be taken to completely clear the infection (or continue preventative protection). Bactrim ds works best when adequate levels of the drug are maintained, therefore, it is important to take a Bactrim antibiotic at prescribed intervals, and make every effort not to miss a dose; if a dose is missed, it should be taken when remembered, but double doses should never be taken as overdoses of bactrim antibiotics can be very serious.

Bactrim ds can interact unfavorably with some drugs, and can decrease the effectiveness of others, so it is important that doctors are made aware of all other medications being taken by the patient. Additionally, people with additional medical conditions, pregnant and/or breast-feeding women need to discuss the safety of Bactrim antibiotics with their doctor.

Bactrim antibiotics can cause skin and sun sensitivity. Precautions should be taken to avoid the sun when possible and protect the skin while in the sun when taking a Bactrim antibiotic.
 
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Bactrim is a combination of two drugs

• Sulfadiazine and Trimethoprim* (not commercially available in the United States)
• Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim

*(The information contained herein refers to the more widely available Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim combination.)

Prescribing and Dosing of the Bactrim Drug

The Bactrim ds drug is an antibiotic available only with a doctor's prescription which is used to treat bacterial infections; it is not effective against viruses and cannot treat colds and flus.

Bactrim is prescribed in one of three forms; depending on the severity of the infection and the age of the patient, the prescription takes the form of either

• Oral suspension liquid
• Oral tablets or
• IV Injection

Dosage is dependent on the body weight of the patient and the infection (or prevention of) the bactrim drug is being prescribed for. If a dose of bactrim ds is missed, it should be taken when remembered unless it is close to the time of the next dose; double doses should never be taken.

In the event that a bactrim overdose is suspected, look for the following indications and call a doctor immediately:

• Blood/sediment in urine
• Colic
• Confusion, dizziness, headache, depression, loss of consciousness
• Fever
• Nausea, vomiting
• Yellowed eyes or skin

Bactrim Storage

Bactrim should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture, which may cause the medication to break down. The liquid form of the bactrim drug should not be allowed to freeze.

Possible Bactrim Side-effects

Like all drugs, the Bactrim drug carries a risk for allergy and side-effects. These may include:

• Itching, hives, swelling of hands and/or face, swelling/tingling in the mouth and/or throat, tightness in chest, difficulty breathing -- all of which can indicate an allergic reaction; also,
• Skin rash, possibly including blistering and peeling
• Stomach pain, diarrhea, cramps bloating
• Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite
• Confusion, tiredness, weakness
• (Unusual) bruising or bleeding
• Irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath
• Numbness/tingling of hands or feet
• Aching joints or muscles

Names Bactrim Is Sold Under

Bactrim is sold in both brand-name and generic forms. Some of the names bactrim may be prescribed or sold under include the following:

• Bactrim, Bactrim DS, or Bactrim IV or -Pediatric
• Cotrim or Cotrim DS or -Pediatric
• Septra (or -DS, -IV, -Suspension)
• Sulfatrim (or –DS, -Pediatric, -S/S, -Suspension)

Additional Bactrim Drug Resources

Bactrim Drug Information
Bactrim
Co-trimoxazole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Septra (Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole)
Bactrim side effects (Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole)


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