You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- HIV or AIDS
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- A folic acid deficiency
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- A thyroid disorder
- Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Septra and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Septra and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Septra Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take an overdose of Septra DS may experience effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the urine
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
If you happen to overdose on Septra DS, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Septra Overdose for more information.)