Infections may severely harm our lives isolating us from the society and gradually killing the bodies with aggressive bacteria. Contemporary pharmaceutical industry has presented us numerous antibiotics potent to kill any bacteria in the body and fast clear them out. Cunning infections affect any part of the body in the most unexpected moment. The bacteria attack the human body when its natural protection gets weaker and unable to resist the attack. Bacteria are everywhere in our environment. Mankind still has not developed sufficient mechanisms of protection from infections. But we have Bactrim which is a potent double component antibiotic of a wide spectrum. Bactrim is a sage drug which is used as in adults so in children after two months old. You can buy Bactrim online after your healthcare provider prescription. The medication is available in USA, UK, Canada and Australia as well. Prescription is necessary.
What is Bactrim?
Bactrim is an antibiotic containing two powerful dosages of medications being sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. The drug is available in two dosages: pills containing sulfamethoxazole 800mg and trimethoprim160mg and pills containing sulfamethoxazole 400mg and trimethoprim 80mg. Only your healthcare provider can decide which is an optimum dosage to treat an infection in your case.
Bactrim is used only to treat infections caused by susceptible types of bacteria which are:
- Escherichia coli
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Pneumocystis jiroveci
- and some others which should be proven to be susceptible to the action of medication with clinical tests.
Bactrim should not be used without prescription to avoid bacterial mutation and developing resistance towards medication.
Directions for the use of Bactrim
You should buy Bactrim online or offline after you are prescribed and get the instructions from your doctor how to take it. The drug should be used only as it is prescribed. As the medicine is available in two dosages, seeing a doctor and getting clinical tests done is a must.
Bactrim should only be used against diseases caused with susceptible types of bacteria. Among most common diseases treated with the drug there are:
- Chronic bronchitis caused by streptococci
- Bacterial meningitis
- Various types of pneumonia (Bactrim is used as for treatment so for prophylaxis of the disease)
- Shigellosis or enteritis in children and adults
- Travelers diarrhea
- Infections of urinary tract caused by susceptible to the drug components bacteria
Bactrim has also shown powerful effect on acne and is used in complex treatment to stop the skin disorder.
The spectrum of susceptible bacteria to Bactrim components is very wide. Do all necessary tests to find out the quality and quantity of bacteria causing infection. The treatment will completely depend on the results of tests.
How should I use Bactrim?
Bactrim is available online and offline in the drug stores of USA, UK, Canada and Australia wit a prescription from your doctor. Then a pharmacist will be able to sell you the proper dosage pills. Using Bactrim in lower concentration may prolong treatment and may give the bacteria essential time to develop resistance to the treatment.
Bactrim should be taken according a prescribed schedule after meals with enough of water. Meal does not affect the efficiency of the medication however it will reduce possible side effects of the digestive system. It is proven that taking Bactrim after meals reduces the risks of nausea, abdominal pain and loose stool. Bactrim is taken at equal intervals of time (for example, each 6 or 8 hours).
Bactrim should not be taken in larger dosages to promote the recovery. Most patients feel ease of symptoms of the disease right from the start and tend to terminate the treatment. You should not withdraw the drug without a permission of your doctor. In case the drug has not killed all the bacteria in your body the infection will restart soon after you terminate the treatment.
In no case you can replace the Bactrim with any other antibiotics of the same mechanism of action or manage a prescribed dosage.
What may interact with Bactrim?
Bactrim is considered to be a safe antibiotic providing no or minor side effects, however it features a large list of interactions. That is why you should warn your doctor on all the medicines you are taking constantly or occasionally as well as teas and herbs.
Bactrim should not be used with anticoagulants as it increases their action and may result in severe bleeding (for example, Warfarin). Bactrim can reduce the efficiency of anti-cancer drugs as Tamoxifen.
To avoid possible interactions Bactrim should be started after a 14 day period of withdrawal of all drugs. The treatment with other medications (medicine herbs included) should be renewed no sooner than after a 5 day period of the drug withdrawal.
What should I watch for while taking Bactrim?
If you buy Bactrim online over the counter and start it to treat some potentially susceptible diseases you may feel worsening of symtpoms. Bactrim is a fast acting medication which quickly gets into the blood and penetrates most of the physiological fluids. It quickly reaches the disease site. In case you are prescribed a right treatment scheme you will feel ease of symptoms within the first days of intake.
Note that you may feel nausea and abdominal pain. These are the most common side effects after Bactrim which are easily corrected with meals before intake of the drug.
Ease of symptoms does not mean you can terminate the treatment. Bactrim should be taken a complete period of indication. In most cases the drug is prescribed from 7 to 14 days.
Before you will take your first pill of Bactrim learn its list of contraindications. In some cases your doctor may administer you the drug regardless of contraindications evaluating the risks of the disease and the harm the drug may cause.
Bactrim is forbidden in children younger than two months old. Severe hepatic impairment is a case to consider when administering the drug.
Pregnancy is a complete contraindication. Bactrim penetrates the placenta. The drug is also forbidden in breastfeeding women as the medication penetrates the breast milk.
What side effects may I notice from Bactrim?
Prolonged treatment with Bactrim may cause sufficient loss of weight and anorexia. Skin reactions are rarely reported. Most frequent side effects of Bactrim are from the digestive system and the symptoms are nausea, vomiting, indigestion and increased bowel movements. These side effects are easily corrected with meals. Bactrim is recommended to be taken after meals only.