Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is used a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigellosis, and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
Also, what bacteria does sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim treat?
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is an antibacterial prescription combination medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain infections, such as:
- Acute exacerbations (worsening) of chronic bronchitis;
- Urinary tract and acute ear infections;
What are the side effects of taking trimethoprim?
Common side effects of trimethoprim include:
- itching and rash,
- stomach upset,
- loss of appetite,
- changes in taste,