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This medicine is indicated in infections of skin and respiratory, gastro-intestinal and urinary tracts.


This medicine should not be used in new borns and patients suffering from severe renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) insufficiency.

Side effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience nausea, vomiting, glossitis (inflamed tongue), and skin rashes. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.


What is sulfamethoxazole used for?

It is used to treat various bacterial and parasitic infections.

What should be done to overcome its side effects?

You are advised to maintain a healthy and balanced diet and ensure you stay hydrated all the time through fluids and water.

What should people who are allergic to this medicine do?

Such patients are advised to use an alternate antibiotic, but only under the recommendation and consultation of a clinician.

Which age group is contraindicated the use of trimethoprim?

Those under 2 months of age are strictly supposed to avoid this medicine.

Is it safe for the use of pregnant and lactating females?

No, it is not.

Why is it advised to have the entire course finished even when the condition from infection starts to improve?

This is so because the symptoms although starts to go off early but it takes a little longer for the infections to completely remove from the body.