5 Things You Need to Know About Bactrim

Bactrim is grouped as a sulfa drug and goes by many brand names. Some of the other names are Bethaprim, Cotrim, Septra, Sulfatrim and Uroplus. The generic name for Bactrim is Trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole since the ingredients are two antibiotics, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Bactrim is frequently prescribed for urinary tract infections and may be given in low doses as a prophylactic measure on a daily basis for those who have repeated cystitis. It is also used for other bacterial infections, such as bronchitis and ear infections.

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Bactrim is grouped as a sulfa drug and goes by many brand names. Some of the other names are Bethaprim, Cotrim, Septra, Sulfatrim and Uroplus. The generic name for Bactrim is Trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole since the ingredients are two antibiotics, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Bactrim is frequently prescribed for urinary tract infections and may be given in low doses as a prophylactic measure on a daily basis for those who have repeated cystitis. It is also used for other bacterial infections, such as bronchitis and ear infections.

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