Generic name of bactrim is sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim. This medicine is for oral administration only.
Bactrim is a grouping of two different antibiotics called trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. This drug is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections (urine, intestines, middle ear and respiratory infections). Doctors also recommend this drug to cure a specific type of pneumonia.
It is not recommended for children under the age of 2 months to take this medicine as they can cause serious side effects. Bactrim can only treat certain types of infections. Viral infections like flu can not be treated with this medicine. If this drug is not used, it can lead to a reduction in efficiency.
The main ingredient called sulfamethoxazole quickly works by hindering the growth of microbes. The second important component name trimethoprim works to destroy the bacteria and kill the pathogenic germs.
These two agents work hand in hand to give complete relief from the bacterial infections.
This medicine gives the best results when taken orally, as it is quickly absorbed into the blood and at the same time kill the growth of bacteria in no time.
Dosage for adults: the usual dose for the treatment of urinary tract infection is 1 or 2 tablets once every 12 hours. This should be for 10 to 14 days or as prescribed by the doctor.
Dosage for children: the recommended dosage for children with acute otitis media or urinary tract infection is 8 mg per kg
Trimethoprim once daily and 40 mg per kg sulfamethoxazole once daily. This should be given in two separate doses for 10 days. It should be given at 12 hours.
For any medical complications, tell your doctor to avoid informing about certain things. Please see below for the same.
It is not advisable to start, stop or change the dosage of medication without consulting your doctor. When applying a hormonal, it is better to check with your doctor for more information as this may hamper specific laboratory tests, sometimes even giving a false result.
If the medicine as prescribed can avoid all the major side effects. But as per the reaction of your body, you can still risk the side effects as follows
This medication is only prescribed for you on your current health and body type. Do not consume it for other infections later, unless your doctor tells you to. If the drug is taken for a long period of time, regular medical tests are taken to monitor improvements and to keep a check for side effects.
Not everyone else would recommend having the same symptoms as you take this medicine. The doctor will thoroughly examine you and advise medication according to her condition.
While you are taking this medicine you should also read the warning below.