bactrim ds

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Common Brand Name(s): Bactrim, Bethaprim, Cotrim, Septra
Phonetic Pronunciation: (sull-fuh-meth-OX-uh-zole/try-METH-oh-prim)
Information last revised May 2010


Ars01460Bactrim DS 800 mg-160 mg Tab
Int02710sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 400 mg-80 mg Tab
Lan14420sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 400 mg-80 mg Tab
Qlt57800sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 400 mg-80 mg Tab
Qlt57810sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 800 mg-160 mg Tab


This medication is a combination of two antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (e.g., middle ear, urine, respiratory and intestinal infections). It is also used to prevent and treat a certain type of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type). This medication should not be used in children less than 2 months of age due to the risk of serious side effects. This medication treats only certain types of infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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