What is the drug septra used for?
what is septra?
Asked by Rex Quartaro 5 months ago.
Septra is a Sulfa based antibiotic,also used as Bactrim and it is used for treating bacterial infections.It is dangerous for pregnant women to take because it is supposed to cause failure to thrive condition in infants. Given to kill mild to very serious bacteria.It's great for treating urinary tract infections to strep to bronchitis and other bacterial lung infections. Also used in treatment of some condition associated with HIV. Answered by Gordon Paradowski 5 months ago.
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Septa is a sulfa based antibiotic. It is used to treat infections. Answered by Kamilah Tuminello 5 months ago.
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I believe its an antibiotic used for ut infections. Answered by Randa Rabelo 5 months ago.
what is the side effect Answered by Aja Piechocki 5 months ago.
What are the long term effects of Bactrim/Septra.?
My mother (she's 50) has been on Bactrim for several years now due to reoccurent UTI caused by a bladder ulcer. What are the major concerns for taking this over the long term (other than bacteria resistant infections) Also she had an episode of tachycardia (160-172) for an hour and the next day she checked...
Asked by Sharee Crossley 5 months ago.
My mother (she's 50) has been on Bactrim for several years now due to reoccurent UTI caused by a bladder ulcer. What are the major concerns for taking this over the long term (other than bacteria resistant infections) Also she had an episode of tachycardia (160-172) for an hour and the next day she checked her B/P and it was 86/72. Her pulse is usually in the 60's and her B/P is normally 110/70-ish. Could this have anything to do with her long term Bactrim use? (And yes I already told her to go to the Dr.'s, she is there at this moment...I am just trying to find out for my own information) Thank you everyone who answers. Answered by Cherrie Gidcumb 5 months ago.
Sulfamethoxazole (as in Bactrim, Septra, Septrin etc) Adverse effects and treatment Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and diarrhoea are relatively common following the administration of sulfamethoxazole and other sulfonamides. Hypersensitivity reactions to sulfonamides have proved a problem. Fever is relatively common, and reactions involving the skin may include rashes, pruritis, photosensitivity reactions, exfoliative dermatitis, and erythema nodosum. Severe, potentially fatal, skin reactions including toxic epidermal necrolysis and the Stevens-Johnson syndrome have occurred in patients treated with sulfonamides. Dermatitis may also occur from contact of sulfonamides with the skin. Systemic lupus erythematosus, particularly exacerbation of pre-existing disease, has also been reported. Nephrotoxic reactions including interstitial nephritis and tubular necrosis, which may result in renal failure, have been attributed to hypersensitivity to sulfamethoxazole. Lumbar pain, haematuria, oliguria, and anuria may also occur due to crystallisation in the urine of sulfamethoxazole or its less soluble acetylated metabolite. The risk of crystalluria can be reduced by the administration of fluids to maintain a high urine output. If necessary, alkalinisation of the urine by administration of sodium bicarbonate may increase solubility and aid the elimination of sulfonamides. Blood disorders have occasionally occurred during treatment with the sulfonamides including sulfamethoxazole, and include agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, hypothrombinaemia, and eosinophilia. Many of these effects on the blood may result from hypersensitivity reactions. Sulfonamides may rarely cause cyanosis due to methaemoglobinaemia. Acute haemolytic anaemia is a rare complication which may be associated with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Other adverse effects which may be manifestations of a generalised hypersensitivity reaction to sulfonamides include a syndrome resembling serum sickness, liver necrosis, hepatomegaly and jaundice, myocarditis, pulmonary eosinophilia and fibrosing alveolitis, and vasculitis including polyarteritis nodosa. Anaphylaxis has been reported only very rarely. Other adverse reactions that have been reported after the administration of sulfamethoxazole or other sulfonamides include hypoglycaemia, hypothyrodism, neurological reactions including aseptic meningitis, ataxia, benign intracranial hypertension, convulsions, dizziness. drowsiness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, mental depression, peripheral or optic neuropathies, psychoses, tinnitus, vertigo, and pancreatitis. Sulfonamides may displace serum-bound biluribin, resulting in jaundice and kernicterus in premature neonates. As with other antimicrobials, sulfamethoxazole may cause alterations of the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract. There is, therefore, the possibility, although it appears to be small, that pseudomembranous colitis may occur. Slow acetylators of sulfamethoxazole may be at greater risk of adverse reactions than fast acetylators. Precautions In patients receiving sulfamethoxazole, adequate fluid intake is necessary to reduce the risk of crystalluria; the daily urine output should be 1200 to 1500 mL or more. The administration of compounds which render the urine acidic may increase the risk of crystalluria; the risk may be reduced with alkaline urine. Treatment with sulfonamides should be discontinued immediately a rash appears because of the danger of severe allergic reactions such as the Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Sulfamethoxazole should be given with care to patients with renal or hepatic impairment and is contra-indicated in patients with severe renal or hepatic failure or with blood disorders. Dosage reduction may be necessary in renal impairment. Complete blood counts and urinalyses with microscopic examination should be carried out particularly during prolonged therapy. Sulfamethoxazole should not be given to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides as cross-sensitivity may occur between drugs of this group. Care is generally advisable in patients with a history of allergy or asthma. Caution is also needed in the elderly, who may be more likely to have other risk factors for reactions. Some authorities consider sulfamethoxazole to be contra-indicated in lupus erythematosus as it may exacerbate the condition. Patients with glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency may be at risk of haemolytic reactions. Sulfamethoxazole and other sulfonamides are not usually given to infants within 1 to 2 months of birth because of the risk of kernicterus; for the same reason, they are generally contra-indicated in women prior to delivery, and in breast-feeding mothers. Patients with Aids may be particularly prone to adverse reactions, especially when sulfamethoxazole is given in combination with trimethoprim as co-trimoxazole. Sulfonamides have been reported to interfere with some diagnostic tests, including those for urea, creatinine, and urinary glucose and urobilinogen. Answered by Jason Wardon 5 months ago.
I assume you know all the typical side effects such as hair loss (though not all chemo regimes cause hair loss), tiredness, nausea, depression etc- side effects vary from person to person. A few people breeze through it, others find it very difficult. It is three and a half years since I finished chemotherapy, and yes there can be some long term effects. I suffered a certain amount of mental confusion - what is often referred to as 'chemo brain' ; it affected my short term memory, including my memory for everyday words. Many chemo patients have amusing stories to tell about this; a few weeks after chemo ended I stood in a coffee shop struggling to remember the word for the sort of coffee I wanted - in the end I asked for 'unleaded'. The word decaff just wouldn't come. This can continue for some time after chemo ends; I still have attacks of 'chemo brain' but they are getting much fewer and far between. I had to leave a new job a year after chemo because I couldn't manage mental arithmetic and would get tearful trying. I don't have a problem with mental arithmetic now and I assume in time the occasional mental fogginess will end completely. Even if chemo brain never went away, I don't regret having chemotherapy. I'm fit and well and as far as I know cancer-free. Answered by Patrick Ebeid 5 months ago.
Septra Side Effects Answered by Scottie Mogush 5 months ago.
Wow! That's a long time to be on Septra for a UTI. I'm surprised it's still working for her. Hopefully she will get a good answer from her doctor. Answered by Lacresha Pouliotte 5 months ago.
Will taking Septra affect my birth control pills???
My dermatologist prescribed Septra for acne.... will taking this alter the effectiveness of my birth control pills? Only answer if you are completely sure! Thanks!
Asked by Leonarda Huyett 5 months ago.
It can, septra is an antibiotic and all antibiotics can decrease the absorption of the oral contraceptives. Are you on septra SS (meaning the lower dose) if so it wouldn't be that big of a problem and how many times throughout the day do you take the septra. For antibacterial uses septra is always dosed twice daily but for acne uses it could be given just once daily. If it is once daily then I would suggest taking your birth control pill as far apart from the septra as you could preferably 9-12 hours apart. If it's dosed twice daily then I would take the birth control as close to the middle of the two as you could. Also make sure you take the septra w/ a lot of water and if you still have concerns simply take other precautions (condoms) during sexual activity to further decrease the chances of conception. Hope this helped. Answered by Marget Nygaro 5 months ago.
Will Septra DS help infection in your gums and teeth?
Asked by Babara Harian 5 months ago.
Septra is a broad spectrum antibiotic, so it is very likely to kill off any bacterial gum or tooth infection. However, sometimes people have bacterial strains that are not affected by certain antibiotics, so there is always a chance that some other antibiotic might be needed after finishing the Septra. If you still have symptoms of an infection when you are getting close to the end of the medicine, give your doc/dentist a call and let them know. Answered by Sharron Jared 5 months ago.
as long as it isnt sore or anything you should be fine, most of the whitish stuff is just the layers of your gums healing up, the same thing happens when you get your wisdom teeth out, its basically a wet scab haha just try not to mess with it too much, and follow whatever stuff the surgeon told you too and you will be fine Answered by Suzy Delnoce 5 months ago.
Septra ds antibiotic and sudden leg/muscle pain?
I started septra 3 days ago and today the muscles of my right leg hurt so muchhh. I havent been alble to sleep at all! It especially hurts on my upper thigh. Ive been very nauseus and tired and now in pain...is this normal? should I go to the doctor? can it cause muscle spasms? I really havent done any physical...
Asked by Herschel Torrico 5 months ago.
I started septra 3 days ago and today the muscles of my right leg hurt so muchhh. I havent been alble to sleep at all! It especially hurts on my upper thigh. Ive been very nauseus and tired and now in pain...is this normal? should I go to the doctor? can it cause muscle spasms? I really havent done any physical activity. Thanks! Answered by Matha Schwerd 5 months ago.
Yes, it could be Septra that is causing it. 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 when using Septra: Appetite loss; nausea; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Septra: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistered, peeling, red, or swollen skin; bloody or black, tarry stools; chest pain; chills, fever, or sore throat; decreased urination; depression; hallucinations; irregular heartbeat; *joint or muscle pain*; painful or stiff neck; purple patches under the skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; severe or persistent cough; severe or persistent headache; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; stomach cramps/pain; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually pale skin; vaginal irritation or discharge; yellowing of the skin or eyes. : ( Answered by Eileen Maciasz 5 months ago.
Septra Ds Antibiotic Answered by Karri Hasychak 5 months ago.
Have you had problems with Bactrim/Septra?
Bactrim is in fact an antibiotic. Antibiotics are given to get rid of acne caused by bacteria in the skin. There are other antibiotics that are taken for acne such as doxycycline, minocycline, etc.
Asked by Charmain Hubl 5 months ago.
I have been taking Bactrim (Septra) for 2 weeks now for acne and I have had a headache for 3 days and am really fatigued. I also feel like I have had significant weight gain and increased appetite since I have been taking it. I took it previously for about a week and had to stop since I couldn't get rid of the headaches. I decided to take it again (2 weeks ago) since my acne had gotten really bad. I am also taking Spironolactone for acne as well. I just poured the rest of the bottle into the toilet so I won't be tempted to take Bactrim again. (I know I sound stupid for taking it again, but I've had acne my whole life and it scares the hell out of me when my face breaks out.) Any suggestions??? Answered by Dolly Schindler 5 months ago.
I had the exact same problem, and my doctor tried to tell me it wasn't the Septra, but I am sure it was. I was taking it for a skin infection and I got very ill. For the 2 week course of medicine I was so tired, fatigued, couldn't get off the couch, and couldn't work out like normal at all. I felt so ill I thought I was going back into hypothyroidism like I had experienced a few years back. Since it wasn't a typical "allergic" reaction my doctor said it couldn't have been the Septra, but literally the day I went off it, I already was feeling better. I wasn't taking it for acne, but it did really help my problem skin! That was the only positive thing about it, but definitely not worth it! Answered by Mara Pazos 5 months ago.
My Bactrim septra is an antibiotic,why would you take that for acne? Answered by Nohemi Romberg 5 months ago.
Septra-DS, how long to get it out of my system?
I've developed a skin rash after using Septra-DS. This rash reminds me a lot of the ones I used to get because of tetracycline family. I even told my doctor I'm allergic to those. Is Septra-DS related to tetracycline? Also, how long does it take for an antibiotic to leave your system and get rid of any...
Asked by Janae Madrueno 5 months ago.
I've developed a skin rash after using Septra-DS. This rash reminds me a lot of the ones I used to get because of tetracycline family. I even told my doctor I'm allergic to those. Is Septra-DS related to tetracycline? Also, how long does it take for an antibiotic to leave your system and get rid of any reaction like this one? It makes me sooo mad! Answered by Laraine Pehowich 5 months ago.
Septra DS (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is not related to tetracycline so please make sure your doctor and pharmacist note on your file that you are allergic to both drugs. Since Septra DS is a combination of 2 drugs you could be allergic to either component. It will take approximately 72 hours for the sulfamethoxazole to clear your system and 84 hours for the trimethoprim. Answered by Clair Coghlan 5 months ago.
Can you become immune to Septra DS?
I take a septra ds tablet every day for acne for the past year. The doctor tried to take me off over the summer and my acne got worse. Can the break in taking the pill cause me tobe immune.
Asked by Elvia Krumrine 5 months ago.
people do not become immune to antibiotics. bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. By definition, just about every bacteria on you and in you is resistant to Septra, because you've been taking it for the past year. If the bacteria were NOT resistant, they could not be living on you. But the important thing is , for you, that this antibiotics has reasonably good activity against propionibacterium, the bugs that cause acne. So it is inhibiting growth of them, and making your acne. Continue to take it. There is no harm at periodically stopping it to see what happens. How else would you know if you still need it or not? Your goal is to get off of it as soon as you can, but be aware that this drug is safe to take for years at a time. Answered by Fleta Reigner 5 months ago.
You do not become immune, but the bacteria the antibiotics are treating become immune (acne has a bacterial component). Answered by Lashonda Wubbel 5 months ago.
Well all i know is that if you take a pill so many times, your body will be used to it, and not have the same effect anymore. So maybe that's it, i didn't really answer your question wel maybe i did I'm not sure i understand the question Answered by Corey Millikan 5 months ago.
yupp.. i would thikn so dont know for usre tho Answered by Anthony Gillison 5 months ago.