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Condition: Skin Infection
10/15/2014 6:12:03 PM

Reviewer: britttt, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on a ten day supply of Bactrim taking 2 tablets twice a day for an infected finger which was cut with a kitchen knife. Bactrim helped clear the infection within a couple days but on day 7 i started to develop a fever of 100.5 not too bad- then got chills and felt very fatigued on the 8th day i developed a rash which ended up being on my whole body head to toe. i went to ER not knowing what w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
7/3/2014 11:20:46 PM

Reviewer: flowergirl03, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
While weeding my garden, I received a bite from a nasty little spider. I didn't think much of it until a week later, when the place where it bit me was red, painful, and tripled in size. My Dr. said I had a staph infection, and prescribed Bactrim. I saw a big difference by the next evening! No more weeding without gloves for me, though.

Condition: Skin Infection
6/15/2014 9:13:14 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within 24 hours I developed a rash. Had no idea why until I looked this drug up several days into treatment. Rash is spreading all over my body. I stopped the drug immediately. The itching is horrible. I see y doctor tomorrow and will probably have to pay for more medication.

Condition: Skin Infection
3/3/2014 7:01:54 PM

Reviewer: user92837, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I had a minor bacterial infection on my eyelid. My doctor prescribed a double dose of Bactrim twice a day for a week. It cleared the infection right up (no more itchy, swollen, painful eyelids) but then after four days I got a migraine. The fifth day I looked up and got dizzy and everything started to go dark but fine when I sat down immediately then another migraine that night. I was dizzy every ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
12/19/2013 1:45:36 PM

Reviewer: a mother, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug caused a major allergic reaction in my son that sent him to the hospital with hives over 95% of his body,swelling and bad headache. The condition that this medication was prescribed for also worsened. He ended up being in the hospital for five days.

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