Bactrim Tablet is a combination medication that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis, infections of the urinary tract, ear infections, and infections of the abdomen and gastrointestinal tract. It works by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, which helps to cure the infection.

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Bactrim Forte Tablet treats dysentery, typhoid, and respiratory diseases. It is an antibiotic which also manages prostate and urinary tract infections. It is a potent drug that has been made with a combination of two active substances. 

How is it administered?

It is a tablet that should be ingested with a full glass of water. It is a norm that the entire pill of a Bactrim Forte tablet be taken in one sitting. 

It is necessary to take plenty of fluids when taking this so that other comorbid diseases do not surface. 

It is always left to the doctor as to how much of this medicine be given to the patient who requires it. 

Side Effects of Sulfamethoxazole:

The side effects of consuming Bactrim Forte tablet are given below:

  1. Ringing in the ears
  2. Fatigue
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Dizziness
  5. Vomiting

Care must be taken when taking this medication and the importance of a well-balanced diet is a must when taking medicines. This is contrary to the loss of appetite that one may feel when on the course. 

Dosage of Bactrim Forte:

Urinary tract infection patients would require one or two Bactrim Forte tablets every 12 hours, which is, two times in a day. The time span that they can and should be taken is 10-14 days. This is the doctor’s call which must be true. 

The correct dose for children with urinary tract infection would be 40 mg of sulfamethoxazole and 8 mg of trimethoprim every 24 hours. 


Muscle weakness, mood shifts, excessive sweating which is a sign of low blood sugar levels in the body, irregular heartbeat and the like should not be ignored. These side-effects, if they occur, should be reported to the doctor.

Bactrim Tablet should be kept away from children’s reach. 

This medication should not be discontinued at anyone’s request except the doctor’s. 

Drug Interactions:

There could be certain medications that when taken with Bactrim tablet could affect the patient’s health to the point of deterioration. It is up to the person suffering to find out what to avoid when on Bactrim Forte tablet.  

Bactrim Forte Tablet Ingredients:

Active Ingredients Inactive Ingredients
Sulfamethoxazole Sodium benzoate
Trimethoprim Magnesium stearate
Docusate sodium

480MG, 960MG

No. of Pills

60 Pills, 90 Pills, 120 Pills, 180 Pills, 270 Pills, 360 Pills

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