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Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets
Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets
Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets
Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets Description

Bactrim DS tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various bacterial infections like ear, lung, airway, throat, urinary tract, skin infections, etc. It contains a combination of trimeth

oprim and sulfamethoxazole as its active ingredients. This medicine acts by limiting the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria. Bactrim DS tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children below 12 years of age. Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as recommended by the doctor. Do not miss any doses or stop taking this medicine on your own. You must complete the entire course of antibiotics to prevent the recurrence of infection. It is advised to take Bactrim DS tablet with or after meals. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.


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ContainsSulfamethoxazole(800.0 Mg) + Trimethoprim(160.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache
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Uses of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

Bactrim DS tablet is used to treat bacterial infections like ear infection, skin and soft tissue infection, urinary tract infections, lung, airway and throat infections.

Contraindications of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or any other ingredients of Bactrim DS tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any severe liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  • If you are suffering from any blood disorders (like anaemia, etc.).

Side effects of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash

Precautions and Warnings of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets



Can I take Bactrim DS tablet during pregnancy?
Bactrim DS tablet must not be used during pregnancy especially during first trimester. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be or are planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Bactrim DS tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Bactrim DS tablet passes into breast milk. Thus, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Bactrim DS tablet?
There is limited information about the effects of Bactrim DS tablet on driving. However, if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Bactrim DS tablet?
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Bactrim DS tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from severe allergies or asthma.
  • You have problems related to your kidneys.
  • You have a folic acid deficiency.
  • You are malnourished or underweight.
  • You are above 60 years of age.
  • You are taking potassium supplements.
  • You have a rare disorder called porphyria.
  • You have a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • You are suffering from any blood disorder. Your doctor may ask you to do regular blood tests if you need long-term treatment or are prone to anaemia.

Mode of Action of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Bactrim DS tablet works by the combined effects of both its components - trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.
  • Both are antibiotics and together work by inhibiting the synthesis of essential constituents required for the survival of bacteria and this results in the killing of bacteria.

Directions for Use of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Bactrim DS tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water, with or after having your meals.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not consume more than the dose prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Bactrim DS tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. ...
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  • Concomitant use of the Bactrim DS tablet along with ciclosporin used for rheumatoid arthritis may cause kidney problems.
  • Medicines like procainamide used for irregular heartbeats when taken with this medicine can interfere with the action of this tablet.
  • Concomitant use along with blood thinners like warfarin, coumarins may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Using medicines like azathioprine and mercaptopurine used for rheumatoid arthritis with this medicine can affect the bone marrow and blood cells.
  • Bactrim DS tablet can enhance the effect of some antidiabetic medications such as repaglinide, decreasing your blood sugar levels abruptly.

Storage and disposal of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Store Bactrim DS tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Bactrim Ds Strip Of 10 Tablets


Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, dizziness and confusion. If you think you have taken too much of Bactrim DS tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

In case you've missed any dose of Bactrim DS tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the mis...
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Dr. Mansi Savla

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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I discontinue Bactrim DS tablet if I am feeling perfectly fine?

  • No, Bactrim DS tablet is an antibiotic and has to be taken for the complete course as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you stop taking this medicine in between before completing the course of treatment, your symptoms may reoccur.
  • To ensure complete and effective treatment, take medicine for the full course even if you start feeling fine midway.

Q: Can Bactrim DS tablet be taken on an empty stomach?

A: No, Bactrim DS tablet should be taken with or after having your meal to avoid any stomach discomfort.

Q: Does Bactrim DS tablet cause addiction?

A: No, Bactrim DS tablet is not an addiction causing medicine. However, it should be used as per dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can I take the Bactrim DS tablet for urinary tract infections?

A: Yes, the Bactrim DS tablet can be used to treat urinary tract infections. It is an antibiotic that helps to relieve bacterial infections in the lungs, urinary tract, throat, ear and soft tissues.

Q: Can I take the Bactrim DS tablet for pimples?

A: No, this medicine should not be used for pimples. Pimples could be due to varied reasons and Bactrim DS is a higher antibiotic thus its use is limited for specific bacterial infections. Do not take any antibiotics without consulting your doctor.

Q: Is Bactrim DS a stronger antibiotic?

A: Yes, the Bactrim DS is a stronger antibiotic. The DS in Bactrim DS tablet stands for double strength, which indicates higher dosing of the medicine used to treat severe infections. Also, Bactrim DS is a high-end antibiotic effective against specific infection-causing organisms.

Q: What is Bactrim DS tablet used for?

A: Bactrim DS tablet is used to treat bacterial infections like ear infections, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, lung, airway and throat infections.

Q: What are the side effects of Bactrim DS tablet?

A: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, and skin rashes are some of the side effects an individual may experience with the use of Bactrim DS tablet. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, talk to your doctor.
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