Kills bacteria. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach.
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.
› 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).
Upsides and benefits
› Available in generic.
› Available in different forms: tablet, capsule and suspension.
› Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
› Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
› Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
Downsides and risks
› Many bacteria have developed resistance. Your doctor may run tests to see if Penicillin will work on your infection.
› Can make birth control pills less effective.
› Best taken on an empty stomach, but can cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
› 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
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Take this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
› If you're taking birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective.
› Try to take it on an empty stomach. If this gives you an upset stomach, take it with food.
› Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
› 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.