What is SMZ TMP used for?

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim combination is used to treat infections including urinary tract infections, middle ear infections (otitis media), bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and shigellosis (bacillary dysentery).

Is SMZ TMP a controlled substance?

SMZ-TMP DS 800 mg / 160 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Is SMZ TMP the same as Bactrim?

What is sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bactrim is a combination of two synthetic (man-made) antibiotics, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Both drugs reduce the ability of some bacteria to utilize folic acid for growing.

How quickly does SMZ TMP work?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is absorbed by the body and begins to kill bacteria within 1 to 4 hours after taking your dose. For more common problems like urinary tract infections and ear infections, most people will start to feel relief after a few days.

Is SMZ TMP safe?

Generally TMP-SMZ is considered a very safe drug. You rarely hear of allergies to it or other problems. But not so fast. There is a growing literature that suggests that those prescribing this drug need an increased level of respect for the potential serious side effects caused by this combination of drugs.

What are the side effects of SMZ TMP DS 800 160?

SMZ-TMP DS side effects

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose);
  • a skin rash, no matter how mild;
  • yellowing of your skin or eyes;
  • a seizure;
  • new or unusual joint pain;
  • increased or decreased urination;
  • swelling, bruising, or irritation around the IV needle;

Can I drink coffee with Bactrim?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) goes through the kidneys and not drinking enough water can lead to kidney stones. Try to avoid too many beverages that cause dehyration, such as coffee and alcohol.

Should I eat yogurt while taking Bactrim?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between Bactrim and yogurt. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can I eat dairy with Bactrim?

Take this medication by mouth, as directed by your doctor, with a full glass of water (8 ounces / 240 milliliters). If stomach upset occurs, take with food or milk. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to lower the unlikely risk of kidney stones forming, unless your doctor advises you otherwise.

Why do you have to drink lots of water with Bactrim?

Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to lower the unlikely risk of kidney stones forming, unless your doctor advises you otherwise. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times.

What should you not take with Bactrim?

Common medications that may interact with Bactrim include:

  1. anticonvulsants such as phenytoin.
  2. antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, and desipramine.
  3. cyclosporine.
  4. digoxin.
  5. anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as warfarin.
  6. blood pressure medications, such as captopril or enalapril.
  7. indomethacin.
  8. pyrimethamine.

Can I take SMZ/TMP DS?

You should not use SMZ-TMP DS if you have severe liver disease, kidney disease that is not being monitored, anemia caused by folic acid deficiency, if you take dofetilide, or if you have had low platelets caused by using trimethoprim or a sulfa drug. You should not take SMZ-TMP DS if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What is the medicine SMZ TMP DS 800 160 used to cure?

Uses This medication is a combination of two antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections).

What is SMZ TMP medicine?

Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim ( Bactrim , Septra, SMX/TMP), called “TMP-SMZ”, is an antibiotic medicine used to treat certain bacterial (germ) infections, including pertussis (“whooping cough”).