Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX, generic for Bactrim) is an antibiotic. It can be used to treat urinary tract infections and skin infections.
TMP-SMX is known to cause birth defects and should not be used by pregnant women. TMP-SMX may cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid the sun while taking this medication.
Avoid if allergic to sulfa drugs. TMP-SMX can cause rare but fatal reactions including life-threatening types of rash (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), liver failure (fulminant hepatic necrosis), and life-threatening low blood counts (aplastic anemia and thrombocytopenia). TMP-SMX can cause severe diarrhea (including C. difficile diarrhea). Stop taking TMP-SMX at the first sign of any rash.
|Urinary tract infection||TMP-SMX 1 tab by mouth twice a day for 7 days|
|Skin infection||TMP-SMX 1 tab by mouth twice a day for 7 days|
The overview provided here is for general information only and does not include all the information needed to use this item safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for further detail.
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