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Bactrim DS

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6.3
7.2  Effectiveness
4.1  Side Effects
5.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Bactrim DS side effects and 2 Bactrim DS benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim and brand names are Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra, Septra DS, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim Pediatric.

The active ingredients of this medication are sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Inactive ingredients include docusate sodium 85%, sodium benzoate 15%, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate and pregelatinized starch.

It is manufactured by Roche Labs.

It is combination of two antibiotics and is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections (e.g., middle ear, urine, respiratory and intestinal infections). It is also used to prevent and treat pneumocystis a type of pneumonia.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Bactrim DS, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 6.7% 60% 33.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 93.3% 0% 6.7%
Breathing 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 6.7% 80% 13.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 6.7% 80% 13.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 6.7% 86.7% 6.7% 0%
Energy 0% 13.3% 66.7% 20% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 6.7% 93.3% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 6.7% 80% 13.3% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Patience 6.7% 0% 93.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 6.7% 6.7% 86.7% 0% 0%
Sleep 6.7% 6.7% 60% 20% 6.7%
Stress Level 6.7% 0% 86.7% 6.7% 0%
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Commonly Reported Bactrim DS Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 86.7% 6.7% 0% 6.7% 0%
Anxiety 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 75% 16.7% 8.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Bruising 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Confusion 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Fatigue 80% 13.3% 6.7% 0% 0%
Gas 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 86.7% 13.3% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 73.3% 20% 0% 6.7% 0%
Nervousness 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Stomach Ache 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Bactrim DS Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Back Pain 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Flaky / Peeling Skin 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Bactrim DS
28 May 2014 Cant sleep
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10 Aug 2011 no adverse outcome
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31 Dec 2010 I didn't do well on this medication.
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31 Dec 2010 I was prescribed SMZ/TMP DS 800-160 tab, one twice daily for 10 days for a sinus and bladder infection. The first and second day I felt SOO much better. The third day, a few hours after the first pill of the day, I started feeling shaky and short of breath, and my heart was pounding hard. I called my PCP and they said to stop the medicine, and they called in a different antibiotic. After researching online, there are evidently alot of people who have side effects to this drug. Hope this helps!
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23 Jun 2010 Well, all I can say is that I have been using bactrim for a long time now, and it is very efficient and affordable. I couldn't find a better combination. It fits my budget, and it works!
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