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Buy Generic Septra Suspension (also known as Bactrim) Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
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Septra Suspension Description

Septra Suspension or generic Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is an oral medication that contains 2 antibiotics and can be prescribed to treat urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and a certain type of pneumonia called pneumocystis pneumonia. This pneumonia occurs most often in cancer or transplant patients and anyone with a compromised immune system that cannot fight off the infection. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How the 2 Medications in Septra Suspension Work for You

When taken as directed, Septra Suspension (also called Bactrim) will work to inhibit the bacteria’s ability to produce folic acid that is essential for making proteins and DNA. Sulfamethoxazole interferes with an enzyme that is an intermediate in the development of folic acid, while Trimethoprim interferes with another enzyme that plays an essential role in building DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

The combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim improves the efficacy of your treatment while helping to decrease the risk of antibiotic resistance. Sulfamethoxazole on its own is called bacteriostatic, meaning it does not kill bacteria but inhibits its growth. When paired with Trimethoprim, Septra Suspension then becomes bactericidal and kills the bacteria.

Conditions Treated by Septra Suspension

Individuals dealing with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency disease), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), transplant patients, and the younger population that has not quite developed a strong immune system, could be at risk for a common and widespread pathogen caused by the Pneumocystis jiroveci fungus.

The airborne fungus can be inhaled where it then attaches to the linings of your tiny air sacs in your lungs. The infection can quickly spread throughout your respiratory tract if your immune system is too weak to fight the fungus from multiplying. The combination of drugs in Septra Suspension has shown to be efficient in inhibiting the growth of the fungus that causes pneumocystis pneumonia.

Before Septra Suspension is Prescribed

Tell your doctor before taking Septra Suspension if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be certain of any health risks to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss other medical conditions or any food/drug allergies with your doctor and list the OTC or Rx drugs you currently use or take, including any herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. Your doctor can then decide if Septra Suspension is the right medication for you.

Septra Suspension Precautions and Recommendations

It is very important the you take Septra Suspension for the time period prescribed by your doctor or the infection could reoccur. Septra Suspension could make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, sunlamps, and tanning beds so cover up when outdoors and use an SPF 30 sunscreen. Do not start, stop, or alter the dosage of your medications without talking to your doctor. It’s possible that taking Septra Suspension can make oral birth control pills less effective so use a condom as well.

Possible Side Effects of Septra Suspension

  • Dizziness
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea/vomiting

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