Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim is a combination of antibiotics that work in conjunction with each other. Sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim is often used to treat urinary tract, skin, respiratory, or digestive tract infections. It may be used for ear infections, kennel cough, coccidiosis, and pneumonia.
For the treatment of a broad assortment of bacteria.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects in dogs include a decreased appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Possible serious side effects include keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), acute liver inflammation characterized by yellowing of the skin/eyes, fever, hemolytic anemia, urticaria (hives), polyarthritis, facial swelling, increased drinking and urination, and cholestasis (gall bladder attack).
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drug interactions have either been reported or are theoretical in humans or animals receiving sulfa/trimethoprim and may be of significance in veterinary patients: Amantadine, antacids, cyclosporine, digoxin, diuretics, hypoglycemic agents, methotrexate, phenytoin, potassium supplements, pyrimethamine, tricyclic antidepressants, warfarin.
Cough, shortness of breath and pulmonary infiltrates are hypersensitivity reactions of the respiratory
tract that have been reported in association with sulfonamide treatment.
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