Drug InteractionsBactrim DS can potentially interact with several other medications (see Bactrim Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- A folic acid deficiency
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- A thyroid disorder
- HIV or AIDS
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- An arrhythmia known as long QT syndrome
- Any other allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Bactrim and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Bactrim and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Bactrim Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose of Bactrim DS?People who take an overdose may experience effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Blood in the urine
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
If you happen to overdose on Bactrim DS, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Bactrim Overdose for more information.)