What is Septrin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole)

Septrin is an international brand name for the combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole used for the treatment of certain infections including urinary tract infections; acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; acute otitis media; PCP; and traveler's diarrhea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 7 5
Cystic fibrosis 1 0
Pneumonia 1 1
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 1 1
Urinary tract infection 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Septrin

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Constipation 1
Weight loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Septrin

Dosage Patients
800 mg-160 mg daily 1
960 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Septrin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Side effects too severe 2
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Septrin

Duration

Currently taking Septrin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Septrin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Septrin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1

Patients stopped taking Septrin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atovaquone (Mepron) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Septrin

Sep 4, 2008 (Started Aug 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sickness, weight loss, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 7680 mg Daily
Side effects: anxious mood, sickness, weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks
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