Bactiver is the brand name of an antimicrobial and bactericidal drug, whose active ingredients are: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim . It is widely used to treat infectious diseases of many types, such as eye, skin, urinary, respiratory, ear, nose and throat, genitalia.The mechanism of antimicrobial action of Bactiver focuses on his work in two phases of the enzymatic pathway in the synthesis of tetrahydrofolic acid. On the part of sulfamethoxazole, it consists in inhibiting the incorporation of PABA into folic acid. On the part of trimethoprim, the reduction of dihydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate is avoided. This slows the spread of the infection.

When to take Bactiver?

Bactiver is a broad spectrum antimicrobial and bactericidal drug , that is, it is capable of counteracting a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is presented, for administration, in the form of a suspension. Each 100ml of suspension contains 4000mg of sulfamethoxazole and 800mg of trimethoprim.

Bactiver is used to:

  • Treat skin infections
  • Treat eye infections
  • Treat digestive tract infections
  • Treat septicemia and similar infections
  • Treat respiratory tract infections
  • Treat ear, nose, and throat infections
  • Treat genitourinary infections
  • Treat sexually transmitted infections

Used to treat skin infections

Bactiver is an effective drug against skin and soft tissue infections. Among them are:

  • Pyodermas
  • Forunculosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Abscesses
  • Wound infections
  • Infections in burns

It is used to treat eye infections

Bactiver is a drug with powerful action to counteract eye infections such as:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis

Thus, annoying symptoms such as red eyes, blurred vision, mucus secretion and itching are reduced, and the proliferation of bacteria is inhibited so that their population does not increase and the infection disappears.

In infections of the digestive system

Bactiver stands out as a powerful antimicrobial and bactericide against infections that cause diseases such as:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Shigelosis
  • Typhoid fever, due to Salmonella typhi
  • More types of salmonellosis
  • Peritonitis

It is advisable to consult before consuming any medication. The doctor will determine if the infection is strong enough to use Bactiver to fight it. It is more common for them to choose to prescribe narrower spectrum, more specific drugs.

It is irresponsible to administer Bactiver if the infection is not so severe . By using it, the surviving bacteria will have generated resistance to this effective drug, and there will be no other to eliminate them, unless a higher spectrum is used. If options are exhausted, these bacteria will proliferate and the patient will face an unprecedented infection.

Treat septicemia and similar infections

Septicemia is a disease caused when chemicals produced as a defense in the blood (against infection) begin to produce unusual inflammation. This can be such a dangerous reaction that it can lead to death, as the organs stop working properly. However, it is possible to control it by applying the appropriate bactericide.

Bactiver is capable of treating the following conditions, of a similar nature:

  • Sepsis neonatal
  • Septicemia
  • Septic abortion

Treat respiratory tract infections

Bactiver is used to treat respiratory tract infections.

Bactiver is used to treat diseases caused by infections in the upper and lower respiratory tract. Among them are:

  • Tonsillitis (inflammation in the tonsils)
  • Pharyngitis (inflammation in the pharynx)
  • Laryngotracheitis (inflammation in the larynx and trachea)
  • Laryngitis (inflammation in the larynx)
  • Bronchitis (inflammation in the bronchi)
  • Pneumonia ( Streptococcus pneumoniae infection )

Treat ear, nose, and throat infections

Bactiver is used to treat localized infections in the ear, nose and throat. Among them are:

  • Otitis media
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Sinusitis

The symptoms that characterize them are: in otitis media, difficulty hearing; in labyrinthitis, difficulty maintaining balance and disorientation; in sinusitis, difficulty getting air into the airways, nasal itching and irritation.

Treat genitourinary infections

Bactiver is used to treat infections in the genital area that also involve the urinary system, such as:

  • Acute cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
  • Chronic cystitis
  • Urethritis (inflammation of the urethra)
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Kidney infections
  • Gonocortic urethritis

Treat sexually transmitted infections

Bactiver is used to treat infections in the genital organs due to sexual contact. Among them are:

  • Oropharyngeal-type gonorrhea
  • Anorectal-type gonorrhea
  • Cancerous gonorrhea or soft canker
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum

For a faster recovery and that the infection does not spread, sexual contact should be avoided for the period covered by the treatment. It is necessary to follow the hygiene and medication habits that are indicated in the consultation and keep an observation of the patient’s progress.

Recommended dose of Bactiver

Bactiver is a suspension, so it is administered orally. Preferably, it must be administered with some food. During its consumption, a sufficient amount of water must be taken. In children, it is recommended that the daily dose be 6mg of trimethoprim and 30mg of sulfamethoxazole, for every kilogram of weight. In adults, the doctor will determine it.

Treatment should be followed for a minimum of five days.

Bactiver contraindications

Bactiver should be administered under strict medical supervision or completely avoided in people such as:

  • Patients with severe blood disorders
  • Patients with liver parenchymal disorders
  • Patients with severe kidney failure
  • Patients with hypersensitivity to sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women
  • Premature babies
  • Newborn babies

Bactiver side effects

Although Bactiver is a well-tolerated drug, it may have side effects, such as:

  • Sickness
  • Vomiting
  • Exanthema
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Granulocitopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Leucopenia
  • Lyell’s syndrome

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical opinion. Consult a doctor.


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