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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim)

Usual Dosage

1 Double Strength tablet each day for prophylaxis

*Dose may be increased when being treated for acute infection

Side Effects to report to your doctor immediately

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Low platlet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • Rash (more frequent in AIDS patients)

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

Decreases oral contraceptive effectiveness.

May increase levels of AZT in blood.

All of your medications must be taken exactly as prescribed, without skipping or altering doses. Please notify you doctor if you have any problems with these or any of your medicines.


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