Bactrim vs Septra for MRSA

Bactrim
(Rx)
Septra
(Rx)
Bactrim is an antibiotic.
Septra is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for MRSA
4.1
Concern level
2.5
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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July 30, 1973
July 30, 1973
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,539 Discussions
4,888 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Acne
#4 for MRSA
#8 for Ear Infection
Bactrim is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Acne and MRSA and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Acne
#4 for MRSA
#7 for Ear Infection
#8 for Prostatitis
Septra is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Acne and MRSA and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bac
Allergy
10
Fever
4
Nausea
3
Tiredness
3
Diarrhea
2
Headaches
2
Vomiting
1
Anxiety
1
Dizziness
1
Insomnia
1
Sep
Allergy
10
Nausea
2
Diarrhea
2
Headaches
2
Depression
2
Flu
1
Cancer
1
Anxiety
1
Dizziness
1
Back Pain
1
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10
10
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4
0
Nausea
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Sep
3
2
Tiredness
Bac
Sep
3
0
Diarrhea
Bac
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2
2
Headaches
Bac
Sep
2
2
Vomiting
Bac
Sep
1
0
Anxiety
Bac
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1
1
Dizziness
Bac
Sep
1
1
Insomnia
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Sep
1
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Allergy
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Bac
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10
Nausea
Sep
Bac
2
3
Diarrhea
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Bac
2
2
Headaches
Sep
Bac
2
2
Depression
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Bac
2
0
Flu
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Bac
1
0
Cancer
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Bac
1
0
Anxiety
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Bac
1
1
Dizziness
Sep
Bac
1
1
Back Pain
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Bac
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Bactrim during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Septra during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Bactrim and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Septra and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 80-400 mg/5 mL, 400-80 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 40-200 mg/5 mL, 200-40 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 400-80 mg, 800-160 mg
Suspension: 40-200 mg/5 mL, 200-40 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 400-80 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bactrim and Septra: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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