This medication is a combination of two antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections). It is also used to prevent and treat a certain type of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type). This medication treats only certain types of infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Other names for this medication:
Bactiver, Bactrim, Bactron, Bactropin, Baktar, Balkatrin, Biotrim, Biseptol, Ciplin, Cotrim, Cozole, Deprim, Ditrim, Ectaprim, Eusaprim, Gantrisin, Globaxol, Kemoprim, Lagatrim, Primadex, Purbac, Resprim, Sanprima, Sepmax, Septra, Septran, Septrin, Soltrim, Sulfa, Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfametoxazol, Sulfatrim, Sumetrolim, Supreme, Tagremin, Trifen, Trimoks, Trimol, Trisul, Vanadyl