Trimethoprim.

Trimethoprim, an antibiotic, is used to treat various bacterial infections in our body. It is commonly used to treat traveler's diarrhea, acne vulgaris, certain types of pneumonia, middle ear infections, and urinary tract infections. This drug inhibits the growth of bacteria and is usually taken orally in tablet form.

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Will intake of Cotrimoxazole cause renal failure in aged people?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60-year-old male. I took Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim 400/80 mg three times a day for three consecutive days. I got a serum creatinine level of 2.25 mg/dL, EGFR of 29 ml/minute, and albumin to creatinine ratio of 430 mcg/L in my renal function tests. My urine sample is yellow wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem. There are many cases in the literature showing that acute kidney injury occurs with the initiation of Cotrimoxazole therapy. This relation occurs more commonly in elders and so increased creatinine occurs due to acute kidney injury caus...  Read Full »

How to prevent side effects of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male of height 5'9" and weight 210 lbs. My GP prescribed Sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS for prostatitis. I have very bad side effects from it. What, besides drinking a ton of water, can be done to get it out of my system? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Sulfamethoxazole component of the drug is a sulfa drug and prone to cause significant side effects or even severe allergic reactions. The half-life of the drug under reference is 12 hours. Hence, with plenty of water, the drug will be fully excreted out of your syst...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for epididymo-orchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an epididymo-orchitis infection. I went to the urologist, and he gave me antibiotics, taking it for two months, but the problem still is not going away. What to do in this situation? I am currently on Ciprofloxacin 500 mg, Fosfomycine 3000 mg, and Azithromycin 500 mg.   Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Epididymoorchitis is diagnosed mainly on ultrasound. It is a painful condition of the scrotum. It is mainly due to infections in the urinary tray secondary to STD (sexually transmitted disease) or obstruction to the lower urinary system like in the urethra or prostate...  Read Full »

What causes frequent urges to urinate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old, active male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 175 lbs. Previously, I had Zoloft for anxiety. Now, I am just doing exercise, eating healthy food and vitamins. I have been diagnosed with prostatitis a few times in the past few months. I was also diagnosed with this roug...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and treatment details. You definitely had on and off history of prostatitis in the past and now you are taking Bactrim (combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim) since 3 to 4 weeks. I have some questions for you. How is your urine ...  Read Full »

Is my acne prescription correct?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last four months, I started getting acne in the form of pustules, papules and small nodules. My dermatologist prescribed Isotretinoin 20 mg on alternate days, but rather than improvement my acne is getting worse. She also prescribed antibiotic Sepmax-DS (800 mg) that is a combina...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should continue with Isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is a wonderful drug, but it takes around 40 days to show its effect. With Isotretinoin, you may even feel flare up of your acne, which is normal and it should be continued. I cannot comment upon the usefulness of Septra...  Read Full »

Can fractional laser remove acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist prescribed Isotretinoin 20 mg on alternate days, but I am experiencing hair fall. Also, he prescribed an antibiotic Septra. I took the tablets for only two days. I am reluctant to take these drugs due to its side effect. Please suggest an alt...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not take Septra for acne (combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim). Isotretinoin is not safe if you are planning a pregnancy. Otherwise, there is no risk. There are alternatives available like Minocycline and Doxycycline. I suggest a capsule Doxy 100 mg twice...  Read Full »

Can Septrin forte be taken for prostate infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Morganella morganii infection in the prostate. For the past 15 years, I have been getting blood in semen. I had a short course of antibiotics in the past and I also had a semen microbiological test. Please recommend some antibiotics.  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For the infection in the prostate a four to six weeks course of treatment is highly recommended. I suggest Cephalosporins and Aminoglycosides are the best for initial therapy, but ideally it should be guided by culture sensitivity reports. Consult your specialist doctor,...  Read Full »

What can cause an open sore on the head?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has an open sore on his head. It is the size of a softball with redness under it and it is causing a shocking pain into his ear. It is swollen and has caused soreness in his neck and swollen adenoids. It looks like it has mucus or pus, which is trying to come out, but nothi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It just appears (attachment removed to protect patient identity) to be an infected sebaceous cyst that is infected now. I see you have tried to drain it. It should be seen by a physician ideally either in an urgent care or dermatologist or by a surgeon as soon as possi...  Read Full »

Will taking Sulfatrim DS during pregnancy harm the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 weeks pregnant, will taking Sulfatrim DS (Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim) harm my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not recommend this Sulfatrim DS at your pregnancy age. If you have been prescribed for any infection, please tell the doctor you are pregnant and change therapy. Usually, penicillins are safe to use. Other drugs including Sulfatrim are recommended when Penicilli...  Read Full »

Can chronic constipation cause prostatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have been suffering from bladder and lower back pain for about six months now. I have been to the doctor several times and each time the test was negative for infection. I used to get relief from symptoms once I take the antibiotics, but the pain will recur. I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you suspect the symptoms might be due to chronic prostatitis or a similar entity chronic prostatic pain syndrome. It needs a per rectal examination. Per rectal examination is not that painful as you suspect. Urine culture after a per rectal examination will turn to ...  Read Full »

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