Bactrim, also known as sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, is a combination medication used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Bactrim is used to treat infections such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections. Bactrim can also be used to treat a certain type of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type).
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Bactrim include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim.
Are there any drug interactions that occur with Bactrim?
Always tell your doctor of any herbal supplements and medications you take before taking Bactrim. Some ingredients in this drug may interact with blood thinners like Warfarin, as well as dofetilide, methenamine, and methotrexate. Bactrim may also cause false laboratory results, so let doctors know if you are using this product before lab tests.