Compare Bactrim vs. Cedax

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Bactrim
(sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim)

Cedax
(ceftibuten)

Kills bacteria. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.Coming soon.
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4.96Bactrim
Reviews for Bactrim
59%
of people (All ages) say Bactrim is worth it
49%
say it works well
22%
say it's a big hassle
473 reviews
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Side effects
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How it works
BactrimCedax
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is a combination antibiotic that contains sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It kills bacteria.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
BactrimCedax
  • Acute Otitis Media Bronchitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Elderly
  • Taking other medicines that lower kidney function
Detailed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Kidneys and liver
    BactrimCedax
    • Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) can harm your kidneys, especially if you're taking anti-inflammatory pain relievers like Motrin or Advil or other medicines that also affect your kidneys. Make sure to drink plenty of water or fluids while you're taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim).
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    Upsides and benefits
    BactrimCedax
    • Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
    • Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
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    Downsides and risks
    BactrimCedax
    • Makes you sensitive to the sun.
    • Can upset your stomach
    • Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
    • May cause birth defects
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    BactrimCedax
    • Take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) exactly the way your doctor tells you.
    • Can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun or wear protection while under the sun.
    • Drink plenty of water or liquids while on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) to avoid harming your kidneys.
    • Can cause upset stomach.
    • Can cause an allergic reaction. Talk to your doctor if you notice skin rash or swelling of your face.
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