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Bactrim®, Septra®, Sulfatrim®
Often used for:
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. It works to kill bacteria that cause infections. Some patients may receive this medicine to prevent pneumonia during chemotherapy. This medicine may also be given to treat infections. Follow dosing instructions carefully.
Patients may have tests to monitor blood counts while receiving this medicine.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.