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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!!!

Condition: Skin Infection
5/27/2008 10:40:24 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Felt blah, run down and plain old sick. Digestive trouble started about mid way through the 10 day treatment. Was also taking Omnicef with this med. Raspy scratchy throat, dry cough. No energy. Have been off meds now for a few days and still not feeling great. Infection cleared up. But side effects still hanging around.

Condition: Skin Infection
5/9/2008 12:00:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Got MRSA from my roommate. I had to take a whole week off work while I was on this. Dizzy, headaches, fatigue etc. Basically you feel like you have a really bad hangover for the whole duration of use. I think it is b/c this dehydrates you. Drink lots of water! Also, my roommate took the same meds and had a severe allergic reaction to them (hives and felt like he had the flu).

Condition: Skin Infection
4/12/2008 10:43:36 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My daughter and I both had painful staph infections. This cleared it right up and I was more than thankful. The only down side is that the pills (for adults) are huge and hard to swallow. they also have a bitter chalky taste.

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