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Is it safe if I smoke marijuana while taking Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim - oral?
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is an antibiotic for staff infection. I just want to know if its going to cause a adverse reaction like alcohol. I'm guessing its safe but I'm just getting a second opinion.
Dasdas Lulu
05/13/11
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  Unfriendable this someone xD
YahMum
05/13/11
How long does it take antibiotics (Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole) to start working?
I started getting sick almost 2 weeks ago with cold like symptoms. I went to my doctor this past Tuesday and got prescribed an antibiotic (Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole). I still have to blow my nose every 5 minutes. I have been taking it for 2 days now. How long does it usually take before it starts clearing me up?
Gab
11/06/08
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  The antibiotic works immediately to destroy 3/4 of your immune system, your intestinal flora (friendly bacteria in your intestines). So the answer is immediate. Antibiotics cause the body to make macrophages that attack bacteria by eating them and then the body gets rid of this through the lymphatic system.

Antibiotics do NOT kill viruses. A cold is due to a virus, not bacteria. If your cold like symptoms are sinus, running nose, etc., most likely that is from a toxic liver. If you treat just the symptoms, like doctors are trained to do, you will not fix the problem. Doctors prescribe antibiotics like they were candy and are doing the public a lot of harm, simple as that.

A virus is a very complicated organism and there are over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. Any drugs you take to "RELIEVE" the symptoms of a cold will only prolong the cold, take a big toll on your immune system, and affect your overall health. Most people believe that if they feel good, they have solved their problem in regard to a cold.

Now that you have taken the antibiotic (anti = against, biotic = life), you need to fix the problems it caused. You can address the intestinal flora by taking a high quality probiotic (pro = for, biotic = life) for about 2 months or more. Eat lots of fermented foods and avoid all things that contain chlorine, fluoride (like toothpaste that contains that poison and fluoridated water, sodas, etc.)

If the symptoms you feel are sinus related, you have to clean up your liver. If it is just a cold virus, you can be well in a day or two by taking Nucleotides every 1/2 hour all your waking hours. Also, avoid taking ASCORBIC ACID that is sold as vitamin C that it is not. Ascorbic acid depletes your body of calcium and causes the vitamin C cofactors in your body to become deficient. Ascorbic acid won't even cure scuvy. I would also take a product that is high in Allicin that will attack biofilms that can harbor bacteria, viruses, etc.

It is also possible that you may have a fungus infection that antibiotics will not touch. That will have to be handled with a good diet and other herbs.

I suggest you can find the products suggested above at: (800) 370 - 3447. They sell very high quality products I recommend to clients all the time that really work.

good luck to you
onlymatch4u
11/08/08
How long should I wait to drink after taking Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole & Trimethoprim)?
I had an ear infection two weeks ago and I was put on an antibiotic known as Bactrim/Septra (which contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim). Today is my last dose. Is it fine if I drink alcohol the day after (24 hours)?
AAS
08/14/09
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  bactrim's half life is around 10 hours. therefore, you should wait approximately 20 hours after you finished your course of antibiotic to start drinking. so the day after is fine. cheers, mate!
An-Atomy ∞RIP∞ The Rev
08/14/09
can i take SULFAMETHOXAZOLE TRIMETHOPRIM antibiotic for thorns in my arm?
i know this sounds crazy but, i walked into a cactus tree that had thorns on it long as 3inches. now i am beginning to have pain, fever and swelling in the areas where they stuck me. my question is can SULFAMETHOXAZOLE TRIMETHOPRIM antibiotic prescription help treat this?
tipfanyxx
08/17/06
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  this is a sulfa drug and they are very specific in what they are used to treat.

you shouldn't take anything that was not prescribed for you. some people are allergic to sulfa drugs. and if this was prescribed for you~shame on you! you should have finished them for what they were originally prescribed for.

if you are having all the symptoms you described, you should go see your doctor ASAP and have him/ her prescribe the proper antibiotic for that injury.

why take something that won't work? and sulfa drugs are sometimes really hard on the tummy.
breezy b
08/17/06
Is any difference in Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim for animals and people?
Its brand name is Septra DS. 800/160 mg
meant to say Is there any difference in the drugs Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim DS for use in animals and people? Thanks!
It's brand name is Septra.
[email protected]
11/07/07
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  Hello,

Sulfamethoxazole, also known as Co-Trimoxazole in the UK, is a mixture of 2 different antibiotics in one tablet (or capsule).

The first drug is a Sulfa- drug, and the second drug is Trimethoprim. So Sulfatrimoxazole is Trimethoprim with another (Sulfa- ) drug thrown in.

The reason for mixing them, is that they both act to kill certain germs in exactly the same way, - it's to do with how these germs handle folic acid. So the germ-killing effect of the combination, is multiplied.

The Sulfa- drugs were around in the 1950's and 1960's, - way before Trimethoprim was first discovered, - and doctors used to give the Sulfa- drugs alone, because that's all they had at the time.

Unfortunately the Sulfa- drugs had some rare, but quite bad side-effects, like allergic skin reactions and 'Stevens-Johnson syndrome.' These side-effects can also be found in the combination Sulfamethoxazole, and that's partly why it's not used so much these days, - although it can be very effective in the right cases.

Animals I don't know about. I'm a retired doctor, not a Vet.

Hope this helps. Belliger, (retired UK GP)
Belliger
11/07/07
What are the possible side effects of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim?
V D W C D
01/06/08
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  1. Death
2.Steven-Johnson Syndrome
3. Yeast infections
4. Diarrhea.
Can cause severe allergic reactions that could kill you if allergic to Sulpha drugs.
alpla
01/06/08
Which of the following is the better antibiotic?
and where can I purchase some online without a prescription?

trimethoprim (Trimpex),
trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim),
amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox),
nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin),
and ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin).

I've bought online before - it's legal if it's sent from a country that doesn't require a prescription - I just can't remember which one it was.
Icecream
09/14/08
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  Antibiotics are used specific for the type of bacteria that causes the infection. Some antibiotics will not work where others will. Cultures need to be taken. Certain illnesses are usually receptive to certain antibiotics such as strep throat or an ear infection. The doctors usually prescribe the same each time. If you take antibiotics that are not receptive to the bacteria,no help will come from the medicine. When you take antibiotics for non bacterial infections such as the flu or a cold you cause bacteria to become more resistive to drugs, making it harder for antibiotics to work when they are needed.
NY Girl
09/14/08
Has anyone ever used trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for a kidney infection? What were your side effects, if any?
none of your biz
03/02/11
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Has anyone ever had sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim [the oral kind], before?
It's for staff infections [among other things], and I was wondering if anyone has ever taken it and have it work for them. Other names are Bactrim, Bethaprim, Cotrim, and Septra. Please and thank you! :D
Licorice
10/27/06
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  this is a very good antibiotic. especially for lung and bladder infections. however, it is a sulfa drug. so beware if you know that you are allergic to any other sulfa drugs.
ssnrutland
10/27/06
in what every day substance can Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim be found in?
i just want to know what substance so i can avoid them (im allergic to Bactrim which has those 2 chemicals)
=P =
07/06/08
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Is it safe to smoke weed while on Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim - oral?(its an antibiotic for staff infection)?
and don't say weed is dangerous because its not.
Dasdas Lulu
05/13/11
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Can I take Co-Amoxiclav tablets and Trimethoprim tablets at the same time?
I was prescribed Trimethoprim to relax a painful temporo mandibular joint disfunction.
A week later I was diagnosed with a kidney infection (so I'm currently taking Co-Amoxiclav antibiotics for that).
I haven't taken any of the Trimethoprim tablets yet as I'm unsure of whether it's safe to mix the two medications...

Can anybody help me please?
Well...
02/21/09
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  Yeah, I would deffinetly tell you to call a pharmacy and ask to speek to the pharmacist. Usually any pharmacist would be more than happy to answer your questions. That way, you know for a fact that what you're doing is safe. Have a wonderful weekend!
Chocolate ♥er
02/21/09
I am taking the anti-biotic Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim what should I do?
I have lost 2 pounds in a day.
I was 121 now I am 119.

Does this anti-biotic make you lose weight?
Since I have been on this anti-biotic I have had Appetite Lost, Diarrhea, Nausea, and Tiredness and Weakness.
Should I keep on with this medication?
I have 3 doses left.
Also, I do have depression, but since I have been on it, I have been way more depressed.
What should I do?
I am 15.
nettab amme
06/14/10
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  Yes do what the doctor says.. keep taking the medicine. if u have diarrhea and nausea then u are losing water. ( dehydrated) you need to drink more water. drink more gatorade if u can.. its all expected with any medicine. even though u dont feel like eating.. still try to eat.. and drink water.. lots of water bc that can make u fatigue.
nolifedicce
06/14/10
Why sulfa drugs use with the combination of Trimethoprim?
Why Trimethoprim used to damage the bacterial cell, but not for human body?
sonjoy m
06/12/06
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  it's generally used with sulfamethoxizole(together, that's bactrim)
trimethoprim kills only bacterial cells because of the enzyme it inhibits...humans i think don't have it...something to do with dihydrofolate reductase i think.
yoyoyoyo22
06/12/06
can sulfamethoxazole get rid of mosquito bites quicker?
i have over 20 misquito bites im miserable. i know that sulfamethoxazole fights bateria so i assume it should help.. Right?
tutledove
07/06/11
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is trimeth/sulfa ds effective?
I was diagnosed with a severe sinus infection and cold today and the dr. gave me trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole antibiotic around 11am today. i went to work and ihad to go back home because i was feeling really sick, even after taking it along with acetaminophen for my fever and medication for the congestion. It is 12am of the next day and stil feel sick. i have taken the meds as prescribed.
how long will i have to wait until this takes effect? i dont wanna feel sick anymore like this. it took a beating out of me, and i still have to go back to work tomorrow....
is this antibiotic very effective or not??
kameryn
01/23/08
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  I agree with "Nick". TMP-SMZ is one of the best meds for sinus infections, especially in someone who smokes. It takes 1-2 days for antibiotics to start working, longer to fully treat an infection. Have a bit of food in your stomach when you take it - it might help with any nausea you get because of the med. But, there are resistant bacteria to any antibiotic that is out there. If your symptoms are not beginning to improve after 3 days of the antibiotic, contact your physician.
mdduff
01/23/08
for sinus infection what is better -Sulfamethoxazole-tmp OR Cefixime - anyone with personal experience?
I have sulfamethoxazole-tmp prescribed for a sinus infection right now, and i have had cefixime before for a urinary tract infection. the cefixime worked wonders and i didn't experience any side effects. which is rare because i always get weird and get side effects when i am on antibiotics. I know that both of those work for sinus infection, and i was thinking that maybe i hsould just take cefixime since i know i am not allergic to it or anything, and there's always a chance with new antibiotics that you'll have a bad exprience. has any of you tried sulfamethoxazole-tmp? are there any side effects? please let me know, any info or personal experience can help. thank you.
eli_molko
11/23/09
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  I've taken both, and never had any problems. But I prefer a "z-pack" (don't know the medical name, cause even my doctor calls it a "z-pack". It is a 6 pill, 5 day antibiotic where you take 2 pills the first day, and then one each day after that for 4 days.
Jessi
11/23/09
Does Sulfameth/trimethoprim treat non specific urethritis?
I was prescribed by my doctor sulfameth/trimethoprim for symptoms of non specific urethritis. I've been taking them for over a week now, and have no relief. I did some web searching of my symptoms and the medication, and I've gathered that I might be on the wrong meds. Should I be on something like doxycyline?
Matt
02/26/10
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Does Sulfameth/trimethoprim treat non specific urethritis?
I was prescribed by my doctor sulfameth/trimethoprim for symptoms of non specific urethritis. I've been taking them for over a week now, and have no relief. I did some web searching of my symptoms and the medication, and I've gathered that I might be on the wrong meds. Should I be on something like doxycyline?

02/26/10
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How long does it take for sulfameth/trimethoprim to start working for a ear infection? ?
Had to go to a urgent care weekend clinic yesterday for a ear infection in both ears. Was given sulfameth/trimethoprim. How good is this antibiotic and how fast will it start working? Thanks.
Jesse
05/30/11
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  This drug is usually not a first choice, however it will work in 2-3 days. You should continue it for at least 5-7 days.
Karan Tharma
05/30/11
How long does it take for sulfameth/trimethoprim to start working for a ear infection? ?
Had to go to a urgent care weekend clinic yesterday for a ear infection in both ears. Was given sulfameth/trimethoprim. How good is this antibiotic and how fast will it start working? Thanks.

05/30/11
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  This drug is usually not a first choice, however it will work in 2-3 days. You should continue it for at least 5-7 days.

05/30/11
Urologist prescribed suprax?
can anyone give me any advice on the following.

My urologist wrote me a prescription for a drug called suprax and told me to take it
for 4 weeks. I am hearing stories on the internet and according to a urologist on allexperts.com
Stephen Leslie he says that suprax is not used for prostatitis, The drug also costs $900
and I have no insurance. can you tell me if you believe suprax is an effective agent for
prostatitis ? I don't wanna go pay $900 for a drug if it is not even used for this

and yes all of the common drugs such as floxacin drugs such as cirpo , levauin, ofloxacin and tetracyclines such as dodxyclcine and minocycline and bactrim sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim the infection is immune to all of them

this is why im asking if suprax works
By the way i have prostatitis so drugs like amoxicillin and nitrofurantoin can not be used .
and it is immune to cephalexin also.like i stated it is immune to almost every single drug their is
BY THE WAY THE SUPRAX WAS PRESCRIBED FOR PROSTATITIS NOT A UTI
Captain Clown
07/17/11
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I am taking sulfamethoxazole tmp and the doctor told me to eat yogurt for my yest infection?
Ok, so I got lumps on my vagina for shaving and the doctor prescribed me sulfamethoxazole tmp. And because of those lumps, I got a yeast infection, so she gave me two pills for it.
She told me to drink lots of water and eat yogurt.
The yogurt I have is a probiotic, will that do something to me if I am taking antibiotics? Thanks.
Alicia Mcgunaer
01/24/11
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  The medication you are taking for the yeast infection will not only kill the yeast, but it will kill all the good bacteria we normally have in our system. The yogurt is to replace that good bacteria in your system and nothing more. It is important that you do eat the yogurt or take a probiotic when you are taking an antibiotic.
Nancy
01/24/11
Has anybody experience side effects from taking sulfamethoxazole?
My dermatologist prescribed me sulfamethoxazole for acne and i feel weird! Tonight is my 3rd dose and i feel muscle weakness, light headed, nausea, a lil anxiety, heart is racing a bit. R these side effects common w/ this drug???

Tonight is my last dose cause i am not gonna tolerate these symptoms for the 30days 2 tabs daily treatment my dermatologist prescribed me! What a horrible drug!!!
LocalBoy
12/19/09
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Cetirizine hydrochloride (zyrtec) from online pharmacy?
hi...i used an online pharmacy to buy 180 10 mg cetirizine hydrochloride pills (generic zyrtec...for allergies)...normally they are oval but the ones that came in the mail are round and unmarked. they came packaged in little boxes labeled cetirizine hydrochloride and it has all the info on the boxes and also the bubble packs but ive never seen them round and unmarked before. i just want to make sure that i didnt get ripped off and that they are in fact 10 mg of cetirizine hydrochloride. any help is appreciated. thanks!
Maura
07/22/09
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  generics never look like the brand name pills.

if you are concerned, call or email the pharmacy and double check that you got the right med, but if the package has good labeling then you should be ok
Dancing Girl 1
07/25/09
Sulfamethoxazole?
Do these pills give people Yeast infections? someone told me that it does but i dont know..has anyone been on them? i take them for a bladder infection.
Erica R
03/25/07
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  They are a hardcore broad-based "prophalactic" type antibiotic, and as such, CAN cause yeast infections...
jake78745
03/25/07
How long does it take for Sulfamethoxazole - TMP DS Tablets to clear a UTI?
Can i drink cranberry juice or pills while on this medication or will it cut off the effect of the antibiotic?
Thoughtful
05/13/09
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  You can drink cranberry juice with the medication. It will take 7 to 10 days for the medication to clear the infection.
CrazyB
05/13/09
What do you use to treat an eye cold?
Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

11/12/10
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  So the SPAM MERCHANT DR STEVE thinks it's OK to shove any old crap in or around your eyes.....
Any SENSIBLE person would tell you to seek PROFESSIONAL advice.
Stobbo Strikes Again
11/12/10
What do you use to treat an eye cold?
Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?
Anna Maria
11/12/10
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  So the SPAM MERCHANT DR STEVE thinks it's OK to shove any old crap in or around your eyes.....
Any SENSIBLE person would tell you to seek PROFESSIONAL advice.
Stobbo Strikes Again
11/12/10
What will happen If i mix Fluoxetine hydrochloride, Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, and Ambien CR?
Rene
09/11/10
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  Consult your doctor.
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