Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to prevent certain infections.
Sulfatrim Suspension is an antibiotic combination containing a sulfonamide antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Appetite loss; mild diarrhea; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; confusion; decreased urination; fast or irregular heartbeat, hallucinations; joint or muscle pain; lower back or flank pain; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); painful or stiff neck; purple patches under the skin; seizures; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe or persistent headache; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; severe stomach or back pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); stomach cramps; swelling or soreness of the mouth or tongue; symptoms of low blood sugar (eg, increased sweating, weakness, tremors, dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, headache, chills, fast heartbeat, vision changes, increased hunger); vaginal irritation or discharge; vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Adults The usual adult dosage in the treatment of urinary tract infections is four teaspoonfuls (20mL) Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim oral suspension every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. An identical daily dosage is used for 5 days in the treatment of shigellosis. Children The recommended dose for children with urinary tract infections or acute otitis media is 40 mg/kg sulfamethoxazole and 8 mg/kg trimethoprim per 24 hours, given in two divided doses every 12 hours for 10 days. An identical daily dosage is used for 5 days in the treatment of shigellosis.