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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Bactrim DS oral.

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Condition: Skin Infection
6/25/2014 12:05:15 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm on day 5 of 10 day does of 2 twice a day. My experience has been sweating, feeling of extrem hotness or coldness, constant headache, restless sleep if i even do get to sleep, fatigue ( yes some due to lack of sleep) pain in joints especially left hand fingers, fatigue to arms, in last 2 days trouble swallowing food.. I do have fibromyalgia and torn cartlidge in one knee and the side effe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
4/28/2014 11:03:33 PM

Reviewer: esthomas, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within 6 hours of taking the medication one of my arms started getting achy and numb. Once I stopped the medication the problem went away within a day.

Condition: Skin Infection
4/28/2014 1:43:06 PM

Reviewer: Tony-Soprano, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have major leg infection due to cellulitis. Was in hospital on IV getting vancomycin for 5 days as this infection will not respond to any other antibiotic including amoxicillin,keflex,penicillin,azithromycin,clinda mycin,doxycycline etc. Vanco is the IV drug that would even reduce the swelling (my left leg swelled up to twice its size from toes to mid thigh and was dark red and skin was all cla ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
3/23/2014 5:59:32 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on a twice a day Bactrim due to a scratch on my arm. Was on the antibiotic for under a week and then one morning I swelled up like a balloon. Turns out I was allergic to Bactrim. I'm still recovering from being sick a month later.

Condition: Skin Infection
3/21/2014 8:41:29 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My dog scratched my legs and I ended up getting cellulitis. I'm taking 2 Bactrim pills, twice daily. Then I'm on Keflex. Ever since I started the Bactrim, I have felt constantly nauseous. Loss of appetite, have lost several pounds. Very tired all the time, and my stomach gurgles a lot, perhaps it's gas? These symptoms are moderate. I'm only on day 3 or 4... My legs do look a bit be ... Show Full Comment

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