Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Opportunistic InfectionsOpportunistic Infections
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Best Way to Take Bactrim Prophylactic?
Jul 26, 2001

Hi, I've just finished treating an active case of PCP and am going to start a Bactrim prophylactic regime. Is it better to take one double strength a day or three a week? Are there studies proving that one is more effective/better tolerated than the other? Thank you!

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Taking a double-strength Bactrim every other day appears to work as well as taking it daily. I prefer to place people on daily prophylaxis for 2 reasons: there is a lot more evidence for this regimen, and it is easier to remember to do the same thing every day than to change dosing habits from day to day which may make you more likely to miss a dose. In the end, prophylaxis only works if it is taken correctly.


Previous
O.I's that are AIDS Defining Illnesses
Next
aids associated nephropathy

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement