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Sinusitis and Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

Read more about Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole.

Effect of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole on Sinusitis

Common brand names include:

  • Bactrim
  • Cotrim
  • Septra

Side Effects and Warnings

These medicines are usually not prescribed for babies less than three months of age. The elderly have an increased risk of skin and bleeding problems with these medicines, especially if they are already taking diuretic medicines. Patients with either kidney or liver disease should use these medications with great care.

Always take these medicines with a full glass of water.

Possible side effects include:

  • Bleeding problems, including increased bleeding, easy bruising, slow healing—Delay dental procedures if possible.
  • Increased sun sensitivity
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness