Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is often prescribed for the treatment of such bacteria-induced infections as bronchitis, ear infections, urinary tract infections, traveler's diarrhea and others as recommended by your health care provider. Bactrim will not be efficient if you use it for viral infections, such as cold or flu. Continue the treatment for as long as your doctor recommended. If you stop taking Bactrim before the bacteria have been eliminated a relapse of infection is likely to occur. If you suddenly have diarrhea it may be caused by Bactrim. However, you must not take any other drugs to deal with this symptom before consulting your doctor. As with most antibiotics this drug can cause increased sun sensitivity, which means you can get sunburn more easily. If you are exposed to the sun for a long time make sure you apply sunscreen and cover your skin with some clothes.
This drug is FDA pregnancy C. This category means that the medicine may or may not harm an unborn baby. Both active ingredients have been reported to pass into breast milk affecting the health of a nursing infant. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning on becoming pregnant inform your doctor about it to make sure there is no risk for your unborn baby. Taking the liquid dose requires a special measuring spoon to make sure the dose is exact and you are not taking too much. Not drinking enough fluids while taking this medicine may lead to the formation of kidney stones. Discuss your diet with your health care provider to prevent any other health effects from taking place. Some of the side effects reported by the patients taking this medicine include ringing in the ears, sleep problems, joint pain, painful tongue and dizziness. These are typically short-lived and go away as soon as your body adjusts to the dosage.