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Opportunistic Infections & Other Drugs

Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim

Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim


Traditional dosage:
400 mg (two or four tablets) three times daily

What it does:
Treats and helps prevent recurrence of Pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV-positive patients; also used on other bacterial infections

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Take at the same time every day. Try not to miss a dose. Consult with doctor if pregnant, as there is chance of fetal damage.

Side effects:
Most serious: skin rash, joint or muscle aches, sore throat or fever, unusual bleeding or bruising Other: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, low blood sodium

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