|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Offer|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.15||US$ 4.50||
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.15||US$ 9.01||
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.15||US$ 13.51||
|US Brand Name||Septra DS|
|Strength||(800 + 160)mg|
|Generic Name||Sulphamethoxazole + Trimethoprim|
Bactrim DS is an antimicrobial combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, which is active against various bacteria. Clinically, it is useful for preventing and treating infections of the respiratory, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal tracts.
The usual dosage for adults in treating urinary tract infections is one Bactrim DS every twelve hours for 10 to 14 days. In case of renal dysfunction, a reduced dosage should be prescribed by the doctor.
For acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in adults, the usual dosage is one tablet every twelve hours for 14 days. For the treatment of Traveler's diarrhoea in adults, the recommended dose is one Bactrim DS tablet every twelve hours for five days.
The recommended dose for prophylaxis in adults is one tablet once daily. For paediatric patients, the dose should be prescribed according to the weight of the patient.
Take the tablet before or after consuming food. Prefer taking it with food if it causes stomach disturbances. Swallow the pill with a glass full of water. You must keep on taking medicine as told by your doctor. Drink lots of fluids unless told to drink less liquid by the doctor.
Drink plenty of water while taking medicine to lower the risk of getting kidney stones. In general, the dosage is based on the medical condition and response to the treatment.
Before taking Bactrim DS Tablets, inform your doctor if you:
- Are allergic to sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, or any other drugs, foods, or substances
- lack folic acid
- have any renal or hepatic insufficiency
- are suffering from certain medical conditions, including thyroid disease, porphyria, asthma, lack of folate or nutrition.
- Have a low platelet count when using this combination medicine.
- Drinking alcohol for a longer duration or are taking drugs
- Taking drugs such as cyclosporine, indomethacin, cyclosporine, amantadine, methotrexate, leucovorin, or pyrimethamine, or dofetilide
- Taking a water pill
Bactrim DS is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, and it should not be used in pediatric patients less than two months of age.
Common side effects of Bactrim DS include vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dizziness, spinning sensation, vomiting, tired feeling, sleep problems, ringing in your ears, diarrhoea, painful or swollen tongue. Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects include blood in the urine.
Even though it may be rare, some people may experience serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects while receiving this combination of medicine. Inform your doctor straight away if you develop symptoms of an allergic reaction like hives, rash, red swollen, blistered, or peeling of skin with or without fever, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, unusual hoarseness, or swelling of lips, tongue, and throat.
Some patients may also experience signs of a high potassium level like a heartbeat that does not feel normal, feeling weak, feeling like passing out, shortness of breath, numbness, or tingling.