Antibiotic Medications After Lung Transplantation

Bactrim® (septra)


Prevents bacterial infections.


Bactrim is available in pill form and adults will take one tablet daily, or three times a week.
If you miss a dose of any antibiotic medication, take it as soon as you can. 
Do not double dose.


Some patients are unable to tolerate Bactrim and other sulfa-based medications.
For those patients, the transplant team may Prescribe Dapsone or other medications.

Common Side Effects

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