Active Substance: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim
Drug Class: Sulfonamides
Pharmacological effect: Bactrim is a medication which includes trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. These two substances are antibiotics which medicate a variety of bacterial infections. Bactrim doesn’t treat viral infections and it is not recommended to children younger than 2 years.
Usage: Bactrim and Bactrim Forte are used in therapy of bacterial infections. This drug treats ear infections, bronchitis, shigellosis, traveler’s diarrhea, a certain type of pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
Aftereffect: Using this medication you may occur different reactions. More usual effect is passing of gas. Call the doctor if you have the following reactions: stomach ache, abnormal skin color, loose of the skin, chills, cough, dull urine, diarrhea, giddiness, headache, fever, itching, muscle or joint pain, unusual weakness, skin irritations, pallid skin, glands ache, bad breathing aroma, vomiting and nausea.
How to administer (optionally): Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Use it after food. The recommended dosage is one tablet every 12 hours. For acute diseases the therapy is for 3 days long. For other illnesses the recommended course of therapy is 10 to 14 days long.