Septra Ds Drug Information
Septra Ds (generic name: Co-trimoxazole; brand names include: Septra / Ciplin / Septrin) is a combination of two antibiotics (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole) used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Septra Ds is effective in a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, renal and urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections, skin and wound infections, septicaemias and other infections caused by sensitive organisms.
Each Septra Ds tablet contains 80 mg trimethoprim and 400 mg sulfamethoxazole.
Each Septra Ds DS (double strength) tablet contains 160 mg trimethoprim and 800 mg sulfamethoxazole.
Septra Ds Directions and Recommendations
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Septra Ds exactly as directed.
Urinary Tract Infections and Intestinal Inflammation
The usual adult dosage in the treatment of urinary tract infection is 1 Septra Ds DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Septra Ds tablets every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. The dosage for inflammation of the intestine is the same but is taken for 5 days.
Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis
The usual recommended dosage is 1 Septra Ds DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Septra Ds tablets every 12 hours for 14 days.
Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
The recommended dosage is 15 to 20 milligrams of trimethoprim and 75 to 100 milligrams of sulfamethoxazole per 2.2 pounds of body weight per 24 hours divided into equal doses every 6 hours for 14 to 21 days.
Prevention of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
The recommended dosage is 1 Septra Ds DS (double strength tablet) once daily.
The usual recommended dosage is 1 Septra Ds DS (double strength tablet), 2 Septra Ds tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 milliliters) of Septra Ds Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 5 days.
Septra Ds Precautions
Tell your doctor before taking Septra Ds, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have liver or kidney problems; blood disorders; or asthma;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Septra Ds Ingredients
Active ingredients: trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.