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Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigellosis, and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have severe liver disease, kidney disease that is not being monitored, anemia caused by folic acid deficiency, if you take dofetilide, or if you have had low platelets caused by using trimethoprim or a sulfa drug.

You should not take sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Bactrim tablet 400 mg-80 mg
Sulfatrim Pediatric suspension 200 mg-40 mg/5 mL
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim suspension 200 mg-40 mg/5 mL
tablet 400 mg-80 mg

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