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Condition: Skin Infection
8/12/2008 2:58:37 AM

Reviewer: Redondo Beach, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Several months ago, I used this drug to treat MRSA and it cleared up the symptom and I did not have any side affects. 10 days ago, I started using this drug to treat a boil on the back side of my leg. The boil has cleared up well; but as of yesterday, I began to experience hives, itching, indegestion, and a sharp pain at the right side of my head above my ear. The itching and indegestion is pre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
7/9/2008 11:50:01 AM

Reviewer: Dottie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I suffered a SEVERE allergic reaction that was almost fatal and left me hospitalized for ten days. My symptoms were extreme joint pain and nausea as well as fatigue. I began taking the medication as prescribed on a Monday, by Thursday evening I was feeling ill, and hospitalized the following Monday. My bone marrow stopped working and I had an almost ZERO white blood cell count. I realize this was ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
6/20/2008 2:24:35 PM

Reviewer: Allergic Reaction, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
AS we all know different medicines affect different people in different ways. After readiing other peoples comments, there were more bad than good. Which leads me to my comment. This is my second time taking this medication, each time for a staph infection. The first time I hade no side effect, and I guess it helped. The second time I had a savere allergic reaction and had to be admitted into ECU. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Infection
6/19/2008 1:47:38 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Given for a non-specific staph infection on my leg. 7 days into treatment couldn't get out of bed because of intense joint pain, swelling, and overall lethargy. Began developing other welts on other leg. Determined to be "some form of auto-immune." Stay away from this drug!!

Condition: Skin Infection
5/30/2008 11:34:45 PM

Reviewer: sheriberry2, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking for 8 days I developed a horrible rash all over my body and have had fever at night for the last 4 nights. It's horrible!!! Do not feel like myself at all. Dr. gave Prednisone to counteract effects so hopefully I'll feel better soon. Will never take Bactrim again!!!

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