Antibiotic Medications

Bactrim® (septra)

Purpose

Prevents bacterial infections.

Dosage

Adults: Bactrim is available in pill form and adults will take one tablet daily.
Pediatric: Dosage is based on body weight.

When

If you miss a dose of any antibiotic medication, take it as soon as you can. Do not double dose.

Precautions

Some patients are unable to tolerate Bactrim and other sulfa-based medications. For those patients, the transplant team may prescribe Dapsone or Mepron. Bactrim will be taken from 3 months to 12 months depending on your immunosuppression regimen.

Common Side Effects

Rash, lowered white blood cell count, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sun sensitivity.