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sulfameth
Mar 5, 2008

what if any are its side effects?

Response from Dr. Henry

Sulfamethoxazole in often used (with trimethoprim) in HIV+ patients to treat or prevent a wide variety of infections. The most common side effects are a rash (occasionally severe), gut (nausea, vomiting), itching, fever, low white cell counts and liver irritation. Most of the side effects are mild and often will resolve with more time. Treatment can often be continued with close observation and symptomatic management. KH



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