The dose of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type of infection and bacteria
- Your height and weight (for some uses)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim Dosage for more information.)
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim can potentially interact with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim).
People who take an overdose may experience effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the urine
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
If you happen to overdose on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, seek medical attention immediately.