Posted by: Lynda | 2005/07/07


I have been prescribed PURBAC DS. I have taken only 3 tabs and have started developing a mottled red blotches on my legs. I have stopped taking the tabs. Is this a good idea. I have read some pretty gruesome stories about the side effects.

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Hypersensitivity reactions particularly involving the skin are among the most common adverse effects of co-trimoxazole. This is usually due to the sulphamethoxazole component of the tablet.
Yes, I'd say stop the treatment and contact your doctor for a different option.

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Posted by: mom | 2006/03/07

My daughter was prescribed Purbac Ds by a skin specialist , but I am getting worried as she has now been taking it for 6 months. Her skin is clear, but what are the long term side effects of taking an antibiotic?

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Posted by: the kid | 2005/09/03

im using purbac ds for alittle over 2weeks now and my feet and hands get this unbearable itch is this normal or should i stop the treatment

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