Bactrim | Co-trimoxazole is a drug that’s a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, which is a sulfa drug. Its drug classification is that of a sulfonamide antiobiotic. It works to eliminate bacteria which can cause various infections, such as infections of urinary tract, ears, renal infections, lung infections and infections in the intestines. It is also prescribed to treat “travelers’ diarrhea”, skin and wound infections, and septicaemias. Bactrim is manufactured by Roche in the US and has FDA approval to treat infections from bacteria.
Bactrim is known for its flexibility to fight infection and is garnering a reputation to offer itself as a treatment for other infections such as:
Being an antibiotic, Bactrim doesn’t have any activity against the HIV virus, but is often prescribed to immune-compromised patients as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis. Its also prescribed for infections that are caused by Listeria, monocytogenes, Nocardia spp., Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Staphylococcus saprophyticus infections, Escherichia Coli. strains, melioidosis, shigellosis, Whipple’s disease, acne vulgaris, and isosporiasis.