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Condition: Skin Infection
12/27/2014 8:53:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Had an immediate and severe reaction to a rose thorn that punctured my finger. Digit was red, hot and swollen. After one dose of Bactrim, swelling started to subside. Within 2 days of starting treatment, finger looks and feels normal. I've experienced some nausea, but make sure I eat before taking and that seems to help.

Condition: Skin Infection
12/5/2014 5:07:36 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have used this drug several times for UTI and an infected cyst. No side effects at all.

Condition: Skin Infection
11/28/2014 12:57:30 PM

Reviewer: allen, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 23 yrs.male with severe back acnes. I'm been taking bactrim orally for 30 days.I am generally a very happy goer person. The medicines have change me to a complete different person.I have no sense of empathy emotions,serious mood swings,fatiqued,confused and muscle soreness.I lost my job due to my bad behaviors toward my co-workers. I blamed the side effects of taking bactrim.Hope my re ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
11/16/2014 8:10:13 PM

Reviewer: ladyjranch, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible, horrible drug. Went to ER as my bouts with fever and uncontrollable shivering, fevers 96 to 103.5 in the space of an hour, several times a day and night were debilitating. ER doctor did every test, torso CT scan, ultrasound, blood tests, urine tests (very dark urine), as no organs were painful to his touch, called me an anomaly as he couldn't find the cause of the crazy fevers. Sh ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
9/24/2014 8:42:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Was prescribed Bactrim for what the doctors thought was a boil that wasn't healing. Was prescribed Cephalexin and Bactrim and told the leave the area uncovered as the bandages and ointment potentially irritated it more to where it stalled healing. Day 6, the spot has healed up to a scab and is starting to shrink. Only bad side effect is extremely restless sleep. I'm tossing and turning all ... Show Full Comment

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