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SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet Rx

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SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat respiratory, urinary tract, skin or gastrointestinal infections and other conditions. It is available as a scored tablet. 

What is SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet?

SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet is a sulfonamide antibiotic combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Used to treat respiratory, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal infections, amongst other conditions.

Who is SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet for?

Horses and Dogs

Why use SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet?

-Effective against a wide array of bacterial infections. -Simple once a day dosing.

How does SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet work?

Sulfamethoxazole is a sulfonamide antibiotic that limits the growth of bacteria. The trimetoprim works by starving the bacteria for DNA replication. Also Sulfonamides inhibits synthesis of folic acid, which is an important element to DNA synthesis.

Manufacturer:

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Active ingredient(s):

-Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets 960mg = Sulfamethoxazole 800mg, Trimethoprim 160mg -Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets 480mg = Sulfamethoxazole 400mg, Trimethoprim 80mg

How is SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet sold?

-Single tablets

What are the side effects of SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet?

Sulfa crystals may be found in the horse’s urine during a urinalysis (a test on the urine). This does not pose a problem in horses that remain well hydrated. In rare cases, horses can develop severe and even fatal diarrhea when given trimethoprim sulfa. If you notice diarrhea or any change in the manure, consult your veterinarian immediately. Other less common side effects include anemia resulting in pale gums and tiredness, and low platelets resulting in bleeding tendencies. If your horse experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

What special precautions are there?

-Can be harmful is used in pregnant or nursing animals. -Give plenty of water for your pet to drink. -If any unusual side effects occur report them to your veterinarian.

What to do if overdose?

Seek emergency veterinary treatment, symptoms of overdosing may include; nausea, vomiting, appetite decrease, diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes, urine productions decrease, bloody urine, and can end in a coma.

How can I store SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim Tablet?

SMZ Sulfa Trimethoprim needs to be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Helpful Tips:

The dosage and duration of this medication depends on the type of infection your pet may experience.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

-Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets 960mg = Sulfamethoxazole 800mg, Trimethoprim 160mg
-Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Tablets 480mg = Sulfamethoxazole 400mg, Trimethoprim 80mg

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