Hi doctor is it safe to take purbac twice a day for my acne face while taking hiv treatment?


Hello and thanks for posting.

Purbac (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole; also known as Co-Trimoxazole, Bactrim, Septra) is a widely used antibiotic. It's commonly used among people living with HIV to prevent Pneuocystis pneumonia or Toxoplasmosis.

While it would be entirely helpful and relevant to know what HIV treatments you'r taking, A quick search of any online drug-drug interaction calculator (such as would quickly tell you that there shouldn't be significant negative interactions between your Purbac and HIV medications.

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