Father suffers from alzheimers- has a laceration on toe that required a few sutures. Was put on 2 Bactrim DS twice a day --2 pills every 12 hours. Been taking them for 3-1/2 days. (has taken 15 pills) More confused today. Wondering if this antibiotic is causing this. May be too strong for him? Has anyone else experienced this with an antibiotic?
You probably wonder why we even use these things that have all kinds of side effects, but unfortunately the answer is that if we didn't, we'd pretty much have nothing left to Rx but Colace.
On the other hand, if there is more of an infection going on, and its not sensitive to the Bactrim, that could explain it too. Maybe a cell phone photo of the laceration area would help avoid a visit he might not otherwise need.