Bactrim Forte is an antibiotic used for treating various bacterial infections. Urinary tract infections, bronchitis, travelerÂ’s diarrhea, and bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) are some form of infection for which the antibiotic is usually prescribed. It also is used for preventing or treating a rare and serious kind of pneumonia ( Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)). Patients with weak immune system generally suffer from this type of pneumonia.
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Bactrim Forte Side effects
Bactrim Forte uses
Bactrim Forte is an antibiotic used for treating various bacterial infections. Urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) are some form of infection for which the antibiotic is usually prescribed. It also is used for preventing or treating a rare and serious kind of pneumonia ( Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)). Patients with weak immune system generally suffer from this type of pneumonia. Cancer patients, HIV patients and transplant patients are prone to Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
Bactrim Forte is effective only in treating bacterial infection and will not be effective in treating virus infection such as cold, cough, flue, etc.
Common Side effects
The most common side effects to Bactrim Forte include vomiting, rashes, urticaria and anorexia. Patients suffering from AIDS suffer from more severe side effects to Bactrim Forte. Elderly patients administered with Bactrim Forte have reported extreme allergic reactions and reduction in blood platelets.
Rare reports of Stevens - Johnson syndrome, fulminant hepatic necrosis, aplastic anemia, toxic epidermal necryolysis and other blood ailments have been linked to the administration of Bactrim Forte.
Dermatologic Side effects
Dermatologic side effects to Bactrim Forte occur usually because of sensitivity to SMX component. Symptoms include minor erythroderma, toxic epidermal necrolysis and severe exfoliative dermatitis. Very rare reports of severe febrile neutrophilic dermatosis with sudden strokes of painful erythematous nodules and high degree fever (more than 38 degree) have been reported on administration of Bactrim Forte.
Gastrointestinal side effects
Vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach ache, anorexia, pancreatitis, glossitis and stomatitis are some of the gastrointestinal side effects linked to Bactrim Forte usage.
These are not the complete list of possible Bactrim Forte side effects, in case of any information regarding the side effects; check out with your local health service provider.
Avoid using the medication in case you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Bactrim Forte. Inform your doctor if you are using any other medication for treating other conditions, Bactrim Forte may react adversely if administered with other drugs. In case of pregnancy or breast feeding, consult with your doctor the benefits or risk of using Bactrim Forte. Use only if the benefits outweighs the side effects.
Store the drug in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
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