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Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets Double Strength
Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets Double Strength 8 8
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim product review Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim product review: This long term and still widely used antibiotic has been prescribed by veterinarians and MD/s for decades. It was one of the earlier and more effective antibiotics used to treat infections of the prostate, skin, urinary tract and airways. However with the development of newer and safer antibiotics, I have found that I have used this antibiotic much less in my veterinary practice, because of both safer and more effective newer alternatives. In certain breeds like Dobermans and Labrador retrievers(although these can occur rarely in any breed), we can see immune mediated reactions leading to joint problems, and bone marrow suppression, which can result in fevers, secondary super infections and joint pain. Use of this drug can also lower thyroid measurements in treated dogs, thus sometimes leading vets to mistakingly diagnose low thyroid levels or hypothyroidism, which is a disease that pets are treated for life. A major advantage of this antibiotic still in modern veterinary medicine is in treating neurologic or brain infections, where this drug often reaches higher therapeutic levels than many other drugs. In years past, this drug was also the first choice in treating cats affected with an infection called toxoplasmosis, however newer drugs like clindamycin are now more widely used for this purpose in feline medicine. A big major advantage of this drug is that it is still relatively inexpensive compared to many other antibiotics . However, given the potential reactions and newer and safer alternatives in many case situations , I give this prescription antibiotic an overall rating/efficacy of a 2.5 with a taste/ease of use of a 4. 05/04/2009
Decent job We actually had this prescribed for our horse. It worked well only problem was she hated eating it. (she hates needles and its safer for everyone in pills). 10/11/2012
SULFA/TRIM A Great Antibiotic! My 7 yr old G. Shep has cancer and developed a respiratory infection that would not go away. Tried Amoxicillin no real effect, Cipro stopped the infection from spreading but would not get rid of it and FINALLY Sulfa/Trim is working!!! can be given once or twice a day depending on dogs tolerance. 100 lb dog taking 1300 mg per day. Scooby did have vomiting on the 2nd day, Initial dose was given at night, he vomited food prior to 2nd dose. This is a powerful antibiotic and should be given with caution. For Scooby this drug is a life saver. 03/14/2012
It works, but use correct dosage After surgery for an aural hematoma, the vet prescribed SMZ/TMP, 960 mg twice per day. After 6 days on it, our 87-lb female experienced extreme fatigue, vomitng, and complete loss of appetite. She can barely stand up with a lot of help from us. The PetMeds dosage page recommends 13 mg per pound of body weight every 24 hours, for a dosage of 1131 mg. We were giving her 1920 mg each day, or 70% too much! I've nothing against SMZ/TMP (by coincidence, my wife is taking it now), but the vet neglected to adjust the dosage to our dog's weight. Yesterday the vet had me stop givng the drug to our dog, and she appears to be improving. Buyer beware: compare the prescription from the vet to the recommended dosage. 11/30/2011
You guys w/ the 1 stars are a bunch of idiots Ok first off, this drug is a highly effective antibiotic, and deserves at least 4 stars. Second, don't give an effective drug a bad review just because YOUR dog had an allergic reaction to it.(The vet prescribed it, not the drug companies, so go give your vet a bad review for bad judgment) The vast majority of dogs use this medication with success. Finally, drugs have side effects, EVERY SINGLE ONE. Know there are risks, and I'm sorry if your dog suffered or passed away, but coming on here telling everyone to "beware" of bactrim like it's the freaking anti-Christ is just plain ignorant. Guys, this is an effective antibiotic. It's the same deal with humans that are allergic to sulfa, but bactrim is still widely used. Why? because it's good! 05/02/2011
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Answer:Definitely discuss this reaction with your veterinarian. Its hard to say if its a rash related to the drug, or other side effect, or possibly non related. Make sure to mention to your veterinarian if they ever
prescribe it again. Another antibiotic may be a good idea just to be on the safe side if it was a reaction to this particular drug.
I recently rescued 2 kittens who had a sister get diagnosed with coccidiosis. Her vet had her contact anyone who had part of the litter or the mother. I myself did not get to ask her what dosage for such a small kitten...
Answer:Even manipulated, it's very likely that these double-strength tablets would be too high of a dosage for those kittens. There is a liquid version available at a local community pharmacy (for humans) that is available in a lower dosage. Please consult with your veterinarian as to which treatment and dosage form of the medication is best for the kittens.
Answer:The dose is based on the total amount of drug, that is the 960mg.
Thank-you for your question! You cannot give the double Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim tablets Double Strength to a guinea pig. The dosing in the tablets are much too strong for such a small animal. Veterinarians typically prescribe an oral suspension that is not as strong as the tablets if a guinea pig requires the antibiotic, which can be appropriately dosed based on their weight.
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