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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - SMZ-TMP
Answer: SMZ-TMP is the abbreviation for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. This is a combination
anti-bioticinoxng two different antibiotics to get better coverage and effectiveness. It is sold
under several brand names (Bactrim, Azo Gantanol, Septra) and is available in generic. It
will have as side effects the sulfa family as well as trimethoprim. These can be extremely
variable and most patients develop side effects to the sulfa part of the drug. It is used to treat
many infections from urinary infections to bronchitis.