Bactrim is a combined medication that consists of such drugs as Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. Bactrim is a synthetic antibacterial combination medication that comes in double strength tablets. This medication is indicated for preventing infections.
The two active components of Bactrim antibiotic medications are Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, which joint action helps to inhibit the bacteria. Bactrim is often effectively works against bacteria that are typically resistant to one of these components.
Bactrim effectively treats infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract and upper respiratory tract (bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media); infections of kidney, urinary tract infections (cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, prostatitis);i nfections of the digestive system (typhoid,paratyphoid, shigellosis, diarrhea travelers, cholera); infections of skin and soft tissue (pyoderma, furunculosis, abscesses as well as infected wounds); and also a number of other bacterial infections such as acute and chronic osteomyelitis, brucellosis, nocardiosis, toxoplasmosis, and others.
The use of Bactrim medication
How to use
Bactrim medication should be used according to the recommendations given by the medical provider. Bactrim is taken by mouth regardless of food. This medication is more effective if taken regularly at the same time each day. Bactrim should be taken with a full glass of water. Besides, it is recommended to drink some extra glasses of water during a day while treating with this medication.
To treat your infection completely, Bactrim medication should be used during the whole prescribed period of time. You should continue taking this drug for the defined period even if a significant improvement of your condition is observed.
In case a dose of Bactrim is missed, it should be taken as soon as remembered. But a double dose of this drug should be not taken in order to avoid an overdose.