What is Sulfameth/trimethoprim 800 generic for?

Not medical advice: Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is sold under the brand names:

  • Bactrim DS
    Septra
    Septra DS
    SMZ-TMP DS
    Sulfatrim Pediatric

It is an antibiotic combination containing a sulfonamide antibiotic, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as infections of the:

  • Middle Ear
    Urinary Tract
    Respiratory System
    Intestines

It's also used to prevent and treat pneumocystis-type pneumonia.

Use may cause one to sunburn more easily and it's recommended to stay away from sunlight and tanning beds while taking the drug. It may also cause mild diarrhea.

Updated on Saturday, March 17 2012 at 03:46AM EDT
Collection: medication