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a sulfonamide used as an antibacterial, especially for the treatment of acute urinary tract infections, and as an antiprotozoal; administered orally. Its use has declined as organisms have increasingly developed resistance to it, and when used it is usually combined with another agent such as trimethoprim.
A sulfonamide related chemically to sulfisoxazole, with a similar antibacterial spectrum, but a slower rate of absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and urinary excretion. Often used in combination with trimethoprim (that is, SMX-TMP).
sulfamethoxazole/sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole/ (-meth-ok´sah-zōl) a sulfonamideantibacterial and antiprotozoal, particularly used in acute urinary tract infections.
A sulfonamide antibiotic, C10H11N3O3S, that is used especially in combination with trimethoprim to treat bacterial urinary tract infections, other bacterial infections, and infections caused by certain fungi and parasites.
a sulfonamide antibacterial.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of otitis media, prostatitis, epididymitis, bronchitis, and certain urinary tract infections.
contraindications It is not given during the last trimester of pregnancy, during lactation, or to children less than 2 months of age. Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other sulfonamides prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are crystalluria and rash, fever, and other allergic reactions.
sulfamethoxazolePharmacology A sulfonamide used for UTIs or, with trimethoprim for PCP. See Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprimBactrim, see there.
A sulfonamide related chemically to sulfisoxazole, with a similar antibacterial spectrum, but a slower rate of absorption and urinary excretion. Often used with trimethoprim (i.e., SMX-TMP).
Sulfonamide related chemically to sulfisoxazole, with a similar antibacterial spectrum, but a slower rate of absorption from gastrointestinal tract and urinary excretion. Often used in combination with trimethoprim (i.e., SMX-TMP).
an antibacterial sulfonamide, especially useful in acute urinary tract infections and in infections of wounds and soft tissues. Commonly combined with trimethoprim.