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Your Kidney Transplant Immunosuppressant Medications

Antibiotic Medications

Bactrim® (septra)

PurposePrevents bacterial infections.
Dosage Adults: Bactrim is available in pill form and adults will take one tablet daily.

Pediatric: dosage is based on body weight.
WhenIf you miss a dose of any antibiotic medication, take it as soon as you can. Do not double dose.
PrecautionsSome patients are unable to tolerate Bactrim and other sulfa-based medications. For those patients, the transplant team may prescribe Dapsone or Mepron. Bactrim will be taken from 3 months to 12 months depending on your immunosuppression regimen.
Common Side EffectsRash, lowered white blood cell count, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sun sensitivity.

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