Get rid of infections with Bactrim
Bactrim contains a combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria. The two main active ingredients act sinergically by blocking two enzymes that promote the synthetisation of folinic acid in microorganisms. The two active ingredients have in a state of in vitro the properties of killing microorganisms. To be noted is the fact that if the two active ingredients in Bactrim would be administered as individuals, they would not have the same effect. Bactrim also distinguishes itself from other antibiotics by the fact that the human body does not gain a resistance to it. The antibacterial effect of Bactrim is huge. It can kill more than 75% of strains that are known to man. Some of the microorganisms that it has effect on are: Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsilla pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., Acinetobacter spp., Salmonell typhi, nontyphi salmonellae, Shigella spp., Vibrio cholerae, Yersinia enterocolitica, Brucella spp., Aeromonas hydrophilia, Yersinia pestis, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, N. gonorrhoeae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, S. viridans, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Chlamydia trachomatis, Nocardia spp., Pneumocystis carinii. This means that Bactrim can virtually cure any infection know to man, whether it is traveler’s diahrrea, shigellosis, pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, urinary tract infections, ear infections and so on. Bactrim is the to go to antibiotic and has been recommended by doctors worldwide for a number of years, with its success being noted and pointed out by patients.
How to use Bactrim to fight off infections
Bactrim is usually prescribed by doctors to be used once every twelve hours. If you have a job that requires that you wake up at six in the morning, that would be the ideal time for you to take Bactrim as it would not require you to get up in the middle of the night a second time to administer the medicine. In adults and children over the age of twelve, the way of administration is by tablets. In children under the age of twelve, Bactrim comes in the form of a syrup that can be easily swallowed. If administration by mouth is not possible, the content is diluted in a solution and administered intravenous. Bactrim has been chosen by surgeons in order to fight off postoperatory or preoperatory infections, because it has such a wide spectrum of action agains microorganisms that live in hospitals and can seriously put the patient at risk. Since doctors have been prescribing Bactrim, the rate of nosocomial infections (infections caused by microorganisms that live in the hospitals) has dropped and patients are able to leave the hospital after a surgical intervention, if they are stable, as soon as two to three days. Bactrim should not be taken for less time than the doctor ordered, as this may lead to further infections that may be more resistant to antibiotics. Bactrim should not be taken for longer than the doctor ordered as this may lead to certain side effects such as gastrointestinal problems. In case you have missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. If you are under the impression of having overdosed, seek immediate medical attention.
Precautions and side effects while taking Bactrim
Before you start treatment for infections with Bactrim, you should know if you are allergic to sulfamethoxazole or trimethoprim, or if you have one of the following conditions: severe liver or kidney disease, anemia (low red blood cells) caused by folic acid deficiency, a history of low blood platelets caused by taking trimethoprim or any sulfa drug. Please inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, asthma or severe allergies, a thyroid disorder, HIV or AIDS, porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system), a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency), if you are malnourished. Also please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Signs of an allergic reaction should urge you to contact your doctor immediately. The signs are: difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also, contact your doctor if you have: diarrhea that is watery or bloody, pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, new or worsening cough, cold or flu symptoms, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, low levels of sodium in the body–headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, liver problems–upper stomach pain, tired feeling, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling. These are the most severe reactions that Bactrim can cause, but they have been reported in only a few patients out of the hundreds of thousands that are taking Bactrim in order to treat infections.
Overall public reaction and satisfaction when using Bactrim
Although there are a number of side effects that can be caused by Bactrim when treating infections, the benefic effects of the drug seriously outweigh the side effects. These side effects have been reported by patients that were already suffering from more serious illnesses, and their immune system was already compromised. Every drug on this planet has side effects, but the consequence of not starting treatment with Bactrim because of the fear of the side effects, is greater than if the infection was left untreated. Bactrim is a trust wothy antibiotic that will help you get rid of virtually any sort of infection, as long as you stick to the plan the doctor has prescribed, without taking less or more of the medicine. Users which have had a history of infections have reported that no other drug has had the same effectiveness as Bactrim has had.