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Condition: Skin Infection
12/8/2012 11:24:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on a 10 day course of Bactrim DS for an infected knee cyst. I experienced mild nausea and headache if I took the meds on an empty stomach but otherwise temperature regulation (chills/sweating) was the only side effect I experienced. I did take Align probiotics once a day to combat those "other" side effects.

Condition: Skin Infection
10/31/2012 2:10:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took this medication for a large abscess on my arm. I took this medication with a B vitamin complex, which I read can drastically reduce the side effects (a B9 vitamin supplement is what you need, folic acid). . I have been told when taking antibiotics, it's good to help replenish the natural bacteria in the gut with a probiotic, so I'm going to be taking a probiotic along with B9 at ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
10/2/2012 10:30:38 AM

Reviewer: 7-12 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Since taking this medication, have lost 5 lbs, nausea and vomiting and fatigue. Loss of apetite. Ended the medication and still having nausea and vomiting after 7 days. Cleared up the skin infection but will never use this drug again.

Condition: Skin Infection
8/22/2012 9:04:30 PM

Reviewer: miguelina, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
the first day i took the medicine i felt so ill all i ate came right back up today was a little better i had oatmeal for breakfast then took my medicine

Condition: Skin Infection
7/30/2012 12:32:59 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Overall while taking this medication to help with acne, so far I've had minor side effects which would include some itching and loss of appetite and slowly helping with my acne issue.

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