25 patient evaluations for Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole)

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Nov 25, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg-80 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 20, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Prevent Pnemonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg-80 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rash on legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg-80 mg Daily
Side effects: rash on legs

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Sep 30, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infections)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I lived on this stuff with 54 T-cells while my meds were bringing them up. After I ignored a stabbing lung pain and ended up in the hospital my doctor trusted me enough to let me keep some around for occasional use at my discretion. Don't know about my new doctor yet. One or two can knock out a UTI or lung infection. I still have some.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rash or skin problems

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Sep 16, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: T-Cell count high enough.

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Jan 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for UTI symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take maintenance dose daily, and an extra one if urine smells funny. It works.

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Jan 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for UTI symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was having increasingly frequent UTI's. Since staring this maintenance dose, I think I have only had 1 or 2 "issues".

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May 4, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg-80 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2010 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 22, 2010 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2010 (Started May 29, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pneumonia symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg-160 mg Daily

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Jan 4, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 26, 2009 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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