Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Pediazole) is also a first-line antibiotic for sinusitis. It is less expensive than amoxicillin and particularly useful if you are suffering from mild sinusitis or are allergic to penicillin. There are resistant streptococcal strains. It should not be used if you are allergic to sulfa drugs, iodine, or shellfish. A rare reaction called Stevens Johnson syndrome can occur, which can be life threatening. This antibiotic is prescribed for both adults and children.

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