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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Sulfatrim DS
Bactrim DS / Sulfatrim DS Reaction [posted 8/14/98]
Answer: The urinary frequency is due to the infection - not the antibiotic. The burning may be the Bactrim as well as the muscle aches. This medication varies a lot in side effects from minimal /none to severe allergic reactions.
Sulfatrim/Trimeth DS Tab [posted 8/12/98]
Answer: This is a combination antibiotic usually used for uncomplicated urinary infections or respiratory infections.
Answer: Most likely a drug allergy, so I would stop the medication.
Reactions to sulfa drugs
Answer: You'll need to read directions, but in general it is prescription only due to the number of allergies that it invokes.
Answer: Sulfatrim is made by Barre-National Inc. and NMC Laboratories-- both subsidiaries of A.L. Pharma, Inc. The fillers etc. are not listed in the PDR. However, you can reach the company at 7205 Windsor Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244.
Answer: Drug interactioins are a little difficult to predict. Sulfatrim DS is known to increase drug levels of rifampin, dilantin and methotrexate-none of which are in birth control pills. In general, Sulfatrim DS or any of the sulfa drugs are used to treat respiratory and urinary infections. Short courses should not interfere markedly with most drugs except those mentioned above. Longer courses should be discussed with your physician.