sulfamethoxazole

noun
sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole | \ˌsəl-fə-ˌme-ˈthäk-sə-ˌzōl \

Definition of sulfamethoxazole 

: an antibacterial sulfonamide C10H11N3O3S used alone or in combination with trimethoprim (as in the treatment of urinary tract infections or acute otitis media)

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The usual treatment is trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, an antibiotic combination. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Here Are the Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis, the Illness Linked to Recalled Vegetable Trays," 9 July 2018 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is a combination of two antibiotics that is used to treat a wider variety of illnesses, including ear infections and bronchitis in addition to UTIs. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About Treating a UTI While Pregnant," 18 Jan. 2018 And, of those patients, nearly 35 percent filled a prescription for nitrofurantoin and nearly 8 percent filled a prescription for trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, per the CDC data. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About Treating a UTI While Pregnant," 18 Jan. 2018 In some cases, the results and your personal sensitivities to certain antibiotics like penicillin or cephalosporin may indicate that nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are the best way to go. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About Treating a UTI While Pregnant," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sulfamethoxazole

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sulfamethoxazole

sulfa + methyl + oxazole, a compound C3H3NO (from International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + azole)

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sulfamethoxazole

noun
sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole
variants: or chiefly British sulphamethoxazole \-ˌmeth-ˈäk-sə-ˌzōl \

Medical Definition of sulfamethoxazole 

: an antibacterial sulfonamide C10H11N3O3S used alone (as in the treatment of urinary tract infections or prophylaxis against meningococcal meningitis) or in combination with trimethoprim (as in the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, shigellosis, acute otitis media, or urinary tract infections) — see bactrim, septra

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