What is Sulfamethoxazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Sulfamethoxazole is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic most often used as part of a combination with trimethoprim, also known as Bactrim, Septrin, or Septra. It is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections and as alternative to amoxicillin-based antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 6 7
Bladder problems 1 1
Bone marrow transplant 1 5
Support immune health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sulfamethoxazole

Side effect Patients
Erectile dysfunction 1
Exhaustion 1
Headaches 1
Itching 1
Muscle spasms 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sulfamethoxazole

Dosage Patients
800.16 mg m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Sulfamethoxazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Doctor's advice 3
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Sulfamethoxazole

Duration

Currently taking Sulfamethoxazole

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Sulfamethoxazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 9
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sulfamethoxazole.