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Bactrim Ds Tab is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, prescribed for certain types bacterial infections. It is also used to treat traveler’s diarrhea.  It eliminates bacteria that cause various infections.

Drug information on Bactrim Ds Tab (Co-trimoxazole) from Piramal Healthcare

Bactrim Ds Tab

Piramal Healthcare
Generic : Co-trimoxazole
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Medical Condition(s) for which Bactrim Ds Tab may be prescribed

Side effects of Bactrim Ds Tab

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

   Blood : Decrease in blood cell counts.

   Allergic : Skin inflammation, eruptions, rash, itching, redness, hives, bruising and photosensitivity.

   Gastrointestinal : Liver inflammation/damage, jaundice, hepatic necrosis, elevation in liver enzymes, inflammation of intestine/pancreas/tongue, mouth ulcer, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

   Genitourinary : Kidney failure, Blood Urea Nitrogen and absence of urination.

   Central Nervous System : Brain inflammation, convulsions, incoordination, fainting, ringing in the ear, headache, hallucinations, depression and nervousness.

   Metabolic : Low blood sugar.

   Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain.

   Respiratory : Cough, shortness of breath and lung infection.

   Miscellaneous : Weakness, fatigue and sleeplessness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

It is a fixed combination product containing sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in 5:1 ratio.
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 2 tablets every 12 hours for a period of 10 to 14 days.
Child- The recommended dose is 8 mg/kg of trimethoprim and 40 mg/kg of sulfamethoxazole daily in 2 divided doses every 12 hours.

How to use Bactrim Ds Tab?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Bactrim Ds Tab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anemia, hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Warnings and Precautions for Bactrim Ds Tab

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, asthma, severe allergies, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency (an inherited blood disease), any allergy, who are taking other medications.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

Other Precautions for Bactrim Ds Tab

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Bactrim Ds Tab

Store it at controlled room temperature (15–25°C), protect from light.

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