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Bactrim - Overview

Bactrim is an antibacterial medication that is used to treat and prevent infections when the infection is suspected to be caused by bacteria susceptible to Bactrim. Push Health helps people who need a Bactrim prescription connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Bactrim medication, including generic Bactrim DS 800-160 tablets, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Bactrim Used For?

What is Bactrim prescription medication used for? Bactrim medication is a type of antibiotic medication used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to susceptible strains of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Proteus mirabilis and certain other organisms. Bactrim medication is also sometimes used in the treatment of MRSA infections. Bactrim prescription medication is actually a combination medication that consists of two active drugs - sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. The active drugs in Bactrim tablets interfere with bacterial DNA synthesis, impairing the replication of bacteria.

Bactrim - Dosage and Use

Bactrim medication is often prescribed as 1 Bactrim DS (double strength) tablet or 2 Bactrim tablets every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. Bactrim is rapidly absorbed after oral administration and peak blood levels occur within four hours after oral administration in healthy individuals. The active ingredients in Bactrim prescription medication typically has a half life of under ten hours following oral administration. Bactrim's active ingredients are primarily excreted by the kidneys. The medication is distributed to the sputum, middle ear fluid and vaginal fluid. Sulfamethoxazole inhibits the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by bacteria and itself is a white, odorless, tasteless compound. Bactrim medication is also available in topical forms.

Bactrim - Medication Cost

Bactrim is considered an affordable medication, costing approximately thirty cents per Bactrim 800 mg / 160 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Some people who need Bactrim may will find that the cost of their Bactrim medication is covered by their insurance. Bactrim coupons are sometimes available online to help reduce the cost of the medication when buying Bactrim medication at the pharmacy. Some people may also find that Bactrim prescription discount cards can help with Bactrim medication costs when buying Bactrim tablets at the pharmacy.

Can I Buy Bactrim Online?

Bactrim is a prescription medication in the United States and requires a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, one cannot just buy Bactrim online or get Bactrim OTC (over the counter) from a pharmacy. However, Push Health can connect people who need a Bactrim prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe Bactrim medication, including generic Bactrim DS 800-160 tablets, when appropriate to do so.

Bactrim - Side Effects

Bactrim prescription medication, like most medications, can cause side effects when used. Bactrim tablet use can cause stone formation and crystalluria and adequate fluid intake is necessary during use. Bactrim medication can also cause diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach pain, nausea, anorexia and a skin rash. Bactrim medication can interfere with medication such as digoxin, warfarin and phenytoin when used concurrently. Bactrim should not be used by people with a hypersensitivity or allergy to Bactrim's ingredients or by pregnant or nursing mothers. Bactrim prescription tablets should not be used in people with abnormal liver or kidney function. Questions about side effects related to Bactrim prescription medication use should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist prior to taking the medication.

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Last updated July 3, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.