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How much sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim should I take?

How much sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim should I take?

-Oral: Each double-strength tablet contains sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and trimethoprim 160 mg; each single-strength tablet contains sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and trimethoprim 80 mg; 5 mL of the oral suspension contains sulfamethoxazole 200 mg and trimethoprim 40 mg.

How much sulfamethoxazole should a 2 month old take?

However, the dose is usually not more than 1600 mg of sulfamethoxazole and 320 mg of trimethoprim per day. Children younger than 2 months of age—Use is not recommended.

How often can I take sulfamethoxazole for urinary tract infection?

Usual Adult Dose for Urinary Tract Infection. IV: 8 to 10 mg/kg/day (trimethoprim component) IV in 2 to 4 equally divided doses (every 6, 8, or 12 hours) for 14 days. -Maximum dose: 960 mg/day (trimethoprim component) Oral: Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 800 mg-160 mg orally every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days.

How often to take sulfamethoxazole to prevent bone marrow toxicity?

2 g orally one time, followed by 1 g orally every 8 hours for 2 to 4 months. Should administer with pyrimethamine 75 mg one time followed by 25 mg orally once a day. Folinic acid 3 to 9 mg orally 2 to 3 times a week is recommended to prevent bone marrow toxicity. 2 g orally once, followed by 1 g orally every 6-12 hours.

What is the generic name for sulfamethoxazole 160 mg tablet?

Generic name: Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim- oral. Pronunciation (sull-fuh-meth-OX-uh-zole/try-METH-oh-prim) Brand name(s) Bactrim , Septra

Are there any side effects to taking sulfamethoxazole?

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim may harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnancy or if you become pregnant. Do not breastfeed while using this medicine. This medicine should not be given to a child younger than 2 months old.

What kind of Medicine is sulfamethoxazole used for?

Your medication may look different. If you have questions, ask your pharmacist. This medication is a combination of two antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections).