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Active Ingredient: Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim
Manufacturer: Cipla Limited / Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.
Disease(s): Ear infections / acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis / urinary tract infections.
Bactrim is used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
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Instructions for use of the drug Bactrim
The use of antibacterial agents for the treatment of urinary tract diseases is a very common practice.
They inhibit the development of infectious processes and help to cope with the symptoms and cause of pathology. One of the drugs in this group is Bactrim.
It can be used to combat various diseases, but you need to know how to do it right. To do this, you should familiarize yourself with its main features.
Composition and pharmacological action
This drug belongs to the group of antibacterial agents. Its basis are 2 components: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. These substances block the action of enzymes, under the influence of which the replication of bacterial DNA occurs.
Due to their interaction, the drug is more effective than drugs, which contain only one of these ingredients.
The following auxiliary components are located in Bactrim:
- sodium starch glycolate;
- magnesium stereate;
- docusate sodium;
Bactrim, produced as a suspension, in addition to the main ones, contains such additional ingredients as:
- methyl parahydroxybenzoate;
- propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
The assimilation of the active components of the drug occurs quickly and is carried out in the digestive tract. Their maximum content in the blood can be fixed an hour after administration (sometimes it takes up to 4 hours).
The duration of Bactrim influence lasts for 7 hours. The process of excretion of active substances is carried out by the kidneys.
The medicine is sold in tablet form. They are intended for oral administration. They contain 160 mg of trimethoprim and 800 mg of sulfamethoxazole. They are sold in packs of 10, 20 and 50 pcs. Bactrim is also produced in suspension, which is most often intended for children.
200 mg sulfamethoxazole and 40 mg trimethoprim are included in its composition. The suspension is released in bottles with a filling capacity of 50 and 100 ml.
Indications for use
The effectiveness and safety of treatment depends on compliance with the instructions. This medication should be used only if indicated.
It is prescribed for a variety of diseases of infectious origin. Urologists recommend using it for the following pathologies:
Bactrim is also indicated for infections of the reproductive system, ENT diseases, and gastrointestinal tract pathologies. In addition, with the help of this tool treat diseases of the skin and respiratory system, disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is very important to take into account the indications, since the use of the medicine unnecessarily can cause complications.
The course of therapy and dosage
Both tablets and a suspension of Bactrim are taken orally. Tablets should not be crushed before administration, but they can be washed down with water.
The amount of medication taken is determined by a specialist, according to the clinical picture. Most often, for patients over 12 years of age, a portion of 20 ml is provided, divided by 2 times (for suspension).
The duration of treatment can vary from 2 to 10 days. In the presence of acute diseases of the urinary tract, it is supposed to drink 40-60 ml of a suspension of Bactrim at a time.
Tablets with this name are usually taken in the amount of 960 mg (for patients over 12 years old). This portion can be taken immediately or divided into 2 times.
For complicated diseases, 480 mg of the drug is recommended 3 times a day. The duration of therapy is often at least 4 days. Treatment of chronic pathologies can take up to 3 months.
During pregnancy and lactation
This drug may have a negative effect on the course of pregnancy. It can also lead to abnormalities in the development of the fetus. In this regard, its use in pregnant women is prohibited. During breastfeeding, you should also refrain from taking Bactrim.
Bactrim should not be used to treat children under the age of 3 months. To all others, this tool can be prescribed.
It is recommended to use a suspension. When the child is 3-5 months old, a dose of 2.5 ml is usually prescribed twice a day.
From six months to 5 years, the portion provided for by the instruction is 5 ml 2 times a day. Children aged 6-12 years are prescribed 10 ml of suspension twice a day. In case of severe illness, the dosage may be increased.
Complications due to this drug can also occur if it is used if there are contraindications. These include:
- individual intolerance to components;
- liver failure;
- severe renal failure;
- hyperbilirubinemia (in children);
- natural feeding;
- age less than 3 months.
In the presence of these features, the use of Bactrim is prohibited. With caution, the medicine is prescribed for diseases of the thyroid gland, bronchial asthma, folic acid deficiency. In these situations, the treatment should be monitored by the doctor.
Among the main side effects are:
- loss of appetite;
- bouts of nausea;
- labored breathing;
- spasms of the bronchi;
- skin rashes;
The appearance of such reactions can be a sign of high sensitivity to the drug. The patient should consult a doctor.
Danger of overdose
When taking too large portions of Bactrim, various negative reactions can occur. The main ones are:
- intestinal colic;
- visual disturbances;
The systematic use of this drug in large doses can cause the development of anemia and leukopenia. Jaundice also sometimes appears.
Features of the elimination of these symptoms depend on the severity of the condition. The main activities include: gastric lavage, hemodialysis, the use of calcium folinate injection.
Terms and conditions of storage
In relation to this medicine, storage rules must be observed so that it does not lose its properties. To do this, place it in a dry and dark place where the sun and moisture will not affect the preparation.
It is advisable not to keep the product in the refrigerator and not to freeze. In this case, you can not store it at a temperature above 25 degrees. The shelf life of the drug is 5 years.