Bacterial infections have become very common in every part of the world. Bacterial infections are caused by different reasons but the critical cause of bacterial infections is the increase of pollution in our environment. This article is all about medicine that can help treat bacterial infections

BACTRIM DS:

BACTRIM DS is a mixture of antibiotics naming: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. The medicine is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also utilized for resisting particular kinds of pneumonia.

HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE?

This medicine is taken by mouth, or as the doctor has prescribed you. Take this medicine with a glass of water. The dosage depends on the condition of the patient.

For the best results, eat this medicine at equal intervals. Use this medicine at the same time to miss dosages.

Do not stop taking this medicine unless the doctor forbids you. Even if the symptoms disappear, take according to the days told by the doctor. Relapse of infection can occur if you stop taking these antibiotics early.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:

Following are the common side effects of this medicine.

  • A patient may feel a loss of appetite.
  • A nauseated feeling may occur.
  • Slight pain in the tongue or swollen tongue may occur in few patients.
  • A feeling of ringing in the ears of the patient may happen.
  • Tiredness, dizziness, or sleep problems are also common symptoms.

SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS:

Following are the serious side effects of this medicine.

  • Bleeding or bruising after this medicine is a serious side effect.
  • Mouth sores are also a rare side effect
  • Severe skin rashes, itching, or sore throats appear immediately when visiting health care.

If any of these symptoms appear immediately visit a doctor.

DOSAGE:

This medicine is taken by mouth. The dosage depends on the age of the patient and consults a doctor for the proper dosage.

PRECAUTIONS:

Following are the things that you need to inform before taking this medicine.

CASE OF PREGNANCY:

In case, if you are pregnant or if you have intentions to become pregnant, tell your doctor about this. Because this is unknown if this medicine can harm the baby, your doctor will let you know about the risks of taking this medicine.

IN CASE OF BREASTFEEDING:

If you are planning to breastfeed or if you are already breastfeeding a baby, do tell this to your doctor.

INCUMBENT HEALTH PROBLEMS:

Make sure your doctor knows about your current condition. If you are suffering any health problems, inform your doctor because this medicine can cause certain reactions with other medicines which can lead to life-threatening situations.

OCCURRENCE OF ANY ALLERGIC SIGNS:

If this medicine shows any allergic sign to you, immediately consult the healthcare department.

CHILDREN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS:

BACTRIM DS must not be given to children who are less than 2 months of age because it can lead to complicated situations. The medicine does not work for every viral infection so it is important to consult a doctor for the correct use of this medicine.