Drug Class: What is Sulphamethoxazole and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Sulphamethoxazole work?
Dosage: How should you take Sulphamethoxazole?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sulphamethoxazole
Special information on Sulphamethoxazole
Sulphamethoxazole TMP side effects
|Drug Class: What is Sulphamethoxazole and why is it prescribed?|
Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg, Trimethoprim – Sulfamethoxazole (Co-trimoxazole) is an antibacterial combination drug, is prescribed for the treatment of certain urinary tract infections, severe middle ear infections in children, long-lasting or frequently recurring bronchitis in adults that has increased in seriousness, inflammation of the intestine due to a severe bacterial infection, and travelers diarrhea in adults. Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg is also prescribed for the
|Drug Mechanism: How does Sulphamethoxazole work?|
Cotrimoxazole is a combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in a ratio of 5:1 or 1:2. Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole both block the production of folic acid, a necessary chemical for both bacteria and humans, and each is an effective antibiotic when used alone. For more information on the individual drugs, please visit their respective sites in the Pharmacy section. Cotrimoxazole was approved by the FDA in 1973.
|Dosage: How should you take Sulphamethoxazole?|
| It is important that you drink plenty of flui tmp while taking Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg in
order to prevent sediment in the urine and the formation of stones.
Sulphamethoxazole works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. Take Sulphamethoxazole dosage exactly as prescribed; try not to miss any doses of Sulphamethoxazole . It is best to take Sulphamethoxazole doses at evenly spaced times day and night.
If you are taking Sulphamethoxazole
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sulphamethoxazole|
If Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg, either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg with the following: Amantadine (Symmetrel), Blood thinners such as Coumadin, Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), Digoxin (Lanoxin), Indomethacin (Indocin), Methotrexate (Rheumatrex), Oral diabetes medications such as Micronase and Glucotrol,
|Special information on Sulphamethoxazole|
Special information on Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately.
Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg does appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. It should not be taken while breastfeeding.
Most important fact about Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg: Sulfamethoxazole, an ingredient
|Sulphamethoxazole TMP side effects|
Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg.
More common side effects of Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg: May include, hives, lack or loss of appetite, nausea, skin rash, vomiting.
Less common or rare side effects of Sulphamethoxazole TMP 800/160 mg: May include abdominal
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