a brand name of
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX, Bactrim, Septra):
antibiotic drug combination. TMP-SMX is the preferred first-line therapy
for prophylaxis and treatment of PCP, and may be effective against other
OI such as toxoplasmosis. Side effects include fever, nausea, diarrhea,
photosensitivity, skin rash and neutropenia. Desensitization to the drug
is often possible using slowly increasing dosages.
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