What is Septra DS?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole)

Septra® DS is a brand name product of the antibiotic combination of sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and trimethoprim 160 mg.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 7 4
Bartonella infection 1 2
Lung transplant 1 0
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 2

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  • 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 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Septra DS

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Septra DS

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Septra DS

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Septra DS

Duration

Currently taking Septra DS

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Septra DS

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Septra DS and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Septra DS

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Jun 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lyme disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 800 mg-160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink plenty of water
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2011 (Started Jun 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lyme disease)
  • 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

Sep 15, 2009 (Started Sep 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for staph infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 800 mg-160 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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