GENERIC NAME: SULFADIAZINE/TRIMETHOPRIM - ORAL (sul-fa-DYE-ah-zeen try-METH-oh-prim)
USES: This combination medication is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections including those infections that affect the bladder (e.g., cystitis) and kidneys (e.g., pyelonephritis).
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth usually once daily, or as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. Continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. It is important to drink plenty of water while being treated with this antibiotic. Doing so may help prevent certain side effects (e.g., crystaluria, kidney stones). Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in 5 to 7 days.
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