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Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim Coupon - Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim 800mg/160mg tablet
Bactrim, SeptraSulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trimethoprim. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim is around $6.28, 63% off the average retail price of $17.29. Compare antifolate / sulfa antibiotic combinations.
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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim(generic)
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Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim Coupon - Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim 800mg/160mg tablet
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim(generic)
tablet
800mg/160mg
20 tablets

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Alcohol and Antibiotics: Is Mixing Them Really That Dangerous?

Megan N. Brown, PharmD, RPh
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Have you ever called a pharmacist to confirm whether it’s really a bad idea to have a drink while taking antibiotics? You wouldn’t be the first person.

Here’s the bottom line: it’s best not to drink alcohol while you’re sick, since alcohol affects the way we heal from infections. But there are specific antibiotics you should never take with alcohol. We’ll talk about which ones those are below.

 

 

How alcohol impacts infections and healing

For a few seconds, let’s put antibiotics aside and focus on alcohol. See More

When Do You Really Need Antibiotics?

Megan N. Brown, PharmD, RPh
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Deciding whether to wait out a sickness or head to the doctor’s office for antibiotics can be a tough choice to make. Untreated bacterial infections can have serious and deadly consequences, but side effects of antibiotics are no fun either. This post will give you an idea of what types of infections usually do—or don’t—require antibiotics.

 

 

How do antibiotics work?

Antibiotics are prescription-only medications that fight bacteria in one of two ways: they either kill bacteria or stop bacteria from growing. See More

How To Take Antibiotics Safely: 7 Steps To Avoid Side Effects and Heal Faster

Megan N. Brown, PharmD, RPh
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Before antibiotics were discovered, infections like pneumonia and tuberculosis were the leading causes of death in the US. Fortunately, we now have antibiotics to treat these diseases—we just have to remember to use them safely. After all, these infection-fighting medications can pose serious risks to you and thousands of other people who rely on antibiotics every day.

Life-threatening side effects and antibiotic resistance—when bacteria are no longer sensitive to an antibiotic—are concerns when it comes to antibiotic safety. See More

High Creatinine Levels on Your Blood Test? — Taking These 4 Drugs Can Cause a False Alarm

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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After a blood test, it’s easy to worry about the results. Will they be normal? What problems will they reveal? One of the most common reasons your primary care doctor might call you for an abnormal lab result is high creatinine levels. This usually reflects an impaired kidney function — but not always.

If serum creatinine levels are truly higher than normal, that isn’t a good thing and we know there are some medications that do cause real problems for kidneys. See More

Which Antibiotics Are Less Likely to Cause Diarrhea?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis is affecting more of you, given the widespread use of antibiotics. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the organism that causes antibiotic-associated colitis; this happens because the bacteria is allowed to overgrow in the intestine when the normal intestinal flora is changed due to antibiotics. C. diff can release toxins that bind to receptors on intestinal epithelial cells causing inflammation (colitis) and diarrhea. See More

These Medications Could Harm Your Lungs

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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The lungs are often subject to harmful side effects from medications because of their large contact surface. While more than 300 medications are known to cause some sort of drug-induced lung disease, some are bigger players than others.

What happens? The most common form of lung injury from medications is drug-induced interstitial lung disease. In the United States, approximately 3% of cases of interstitial (the tissue and space around the air sacs) lung disease are drug induced. See More

Is an Old Antibiotic the Best New Thing to Prevent UTIs?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections, especially in women. Recurrent UTIs are defined as 3 episodes of a UTI in the previous year or 2 episodes in the previous 6 months. In the primary care setting, 53% of women over 55 report a recurrence of UTI within a year.

As people with recurrent UITs are repeatedly treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim), ciprofloxacin, or nitrofurantoin, we are seeing more and more UTIs with resistant organisms. See More

What to Do About Skin Abscesses

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Skin abscesses are more common than you might think, and are usually caused by bacteria that live on the skin or adjacent mucous membranes (like in the nose). More often than not, the staphylococcus aureus bacteria is the most common culprit. In many cases, the cause of abscess is a staph aureus bacteria called MRSA that has become resistant to some antibiotics.

What’s in a name? A skin abscess is a collection of pus that develops under the skin. See More

What You Need to Know About Medication Allergies

Roni Shye
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When you drop off your medications at a pharmacy you may notice that the technician, intern, or pharmacist who greets you and takes your prescriptions may also ask you for an updated list of your allergies.

I have seen some patients annoyed by this life-saving question, while others seem to blow it off. Some of the remarks I have heard include, “It’s on file, I told you last time,” to “You don’t need to know this information. See More

5 Important Things to Know About Your Kids’ Antibiotics

Roni Shye
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Having a sick child can leave you, the parent, feeling helpless. After spending your morning in the doctor’s office the last thing you need to worry about is your child’s prescription. Here are 5 key things to know when your child is prescribed an antibiotic:

1.  Not all liquid medications have to taste bad

All liquid medications already have a predetermined flavor from the manufacturer ranging anywhere from fruity strawberry to bitter mint. See More

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