Bactrim is used to treat certain bacterial infections. Bactrim is particularly used as treatment for various urinary tract infections, some ear infections in children, reoccurring bronchitis, inflammation in the intestines, travelers’ diarrhea, and one type of pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii).
Store Bactrim in a cool, dry place, in a well sealed container. Do not freeze this medication.
Inform your doctor of any conditions you have which may impair the function of your liver of kidneys. If you have malabsorption syndrome, or have a significantly unhealthy body (nutrition and exercise),
If you have severe diarrhea as a side effect of this medication, immediately contact a doctor. Using this medication may cause a severe intestinal inflammation.
Take Bactrim as prescribed to you by your health care provider, or as specified on the label. Drink lots of water while taking Bactrim to prevent the formation of sediments in one’s urine.
If you have had any past allergic reactions to any sulfa drugs do not take Bactrim. If you have anemia (folic acid deficiency) do not take Bactrim. Do not administer this medication to any child less than 2 years of age.
Severe: Allergic reaction.
Common: Hives, lack or loss of appetite, queasiness, skin rash, vomiting.