Bactrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim) Prescriptions Available Online Today

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Can You Get Bactrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Bactrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim) online after a medical evaluation. You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Bactrim DS. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Bactrim DS, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Bactrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim)?

Bactrim is the brand name for a medication that is a combination of two antibiotics: trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. It is used to treat bacterial infections. Bactrim is not effective against viral infections such as a cold or the flu.

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How Does Bactrim Work?

Like other antibiotics, Bactrim works by preventing the growth of bacteria.

Bactrim Dosage and Treatment

Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions as they may be different from the normal recommendations. Bactrim should be taken with a full glass of water every 6-8 hours based on your doctor’s recommendation. To avoid stomach upset, it can be taken with food or a glass of milk.

Always be sure to finish your prescribed medication. Even if you start to feel better, you may still be infected with harmful bacteria. By stopping treatment early, you risk those bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant and your illness will be much harder to treat.

What are the Benefits of Bactrim?

Bactrim is used to treat bacterial infections like:

What are the Side Effects of Bactrim?

While Bactrim is considered safe, it does carry a risk of side effects. Potential side effects that you could experience may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Rash
  • Seizure
  • Joint pain
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mood or mental changes
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Low blood sugar
  • Increased thirst
  • Decreased or increased urination
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Allergic reaction

What are Considerations and Precautions of Bactrim?

Bactrim is generally considered safe, but it is not appropriate for everybody. Make sure you tell your doctor about all the medications you take and share your complete medical history to prevent serious complications.

Bactrim may cause complications with certain medical conditions. Make sure to talk to your doctor about your medical history, especially about any of the following:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • History of low blood platelets caused by taking trimethoprim or any sulfa drug
  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Severe allergies
  • Alcoholism
  • Asthma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • A thyroid problem
  • High potassium levels
  • Porphyria
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Decreased bone marrow function
  • You are malnourished

What are Potential Bactrim Interactions?

Bactrim may cause serious interactions with other medications. Always tell your doctor about every medication you take, including over the counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Be especially certain to mention any of the following:

  • Methenamine
  • Pyrimethamine
  • Amantadine
  • Dofetilide
  • Cyclosporine
  • Methotrexate
  • Indomethacin
  • Leucovorin
  • Blood thinners like Warfarin
  • Water pills (diuretics)
  • ACE inhibitor heart or blood pressure medication like enalapril, ramipril, lisinopril, benazepril, quinapril, and others
  • Hormonal birth control

Bactrim and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Bactrim may cause harm to an unborn child and should not be taken by women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.

Bactrim passes into breastmilk and may harm babies. Talk to your doctor before taking Bactrim if you are breastfeeding.

Can You Request a Bactrim DS Prescrition Online?

You can request a Bactrim DS prescription online from a licensed doctor after completing an online medical evaluation. At your appointment time, you will be asked about your medications and medical history. If your doctor decides that you would benefit from Bactrim, then they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy. To get started, book an appointment with one of our board-certified primary care doctors today.


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