Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an effective antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract and other infections.
It can be taken either orally or by injection, the oral form is available as single-strength (80/400-mg) or double-strength (160/800-mg) tablets, or as a liquid.
You should first note that;
- Bactrim is not suitable for people with kidney or liver disease, folate deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate deficiency, porphyria, severe allergies, thyroid dysfunction, or bronchial asthma.
- For children under 12 years of age, the dose of Bactrim oral suspension depends on the age and weight of your child.
- For children younger than two months, the use of bactrim is not recommended.
- Taking bactrim during pregnancy is not recommended as it might lead to increase of risk in congenital malformations, particularly neural tube defects, cardiovascular abnormalities etc.
Lets look at the bactrim dosage in the table below.
Some of the side effects of bactrim include;
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Painful or swollen tongue.
- Dizziness and spinning sensation.
- Ringing in your ear.
- Insomnia/ sleeping problems etc.