Adobe Animal Hospital
Specializing in small animal health care since 1991. Our mission is to provide the highest quality in veterinary medical care in a professional, friendly, relaxed setting.
Now offering In-House Stem Cell Therapy!
Dr. Tom Newland
Dr. Matthew Davis
Phone: (480) 990-9561
Fax: (480) 949-1005
Saturday (1st and 3rd)
Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is an antibiotic combination used to prevent and treat infections.
How do I give this medication?-
Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.- If using the liquid form of this medication, shake well before measuring the dose and measure thedose with reasonable care.- Give this medication for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it appears the pet isfeeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is all cleared up.- Have water available for your pet to drink.- DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed.- DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.- Try not to miss giving any doses.
What if I miss giving a dose?-
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose,and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.
How do I store this medicine?-
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.- Store capsules and tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.- The liquid medication should preferably be stored in the refrigerator. Keep the liquid medicine from freezing. Discard any unused liquidafter 14 days- Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heator moisture.
Potential Side Effects - Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim may cause stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, inflammation of the eye, polyarthritis,facial swelling, excessive thirst, excessive urination.- Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Possible Drug Interactions- Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet.- Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, yourveterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.- The following drugs can potentially interact with sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim: coumarin, methotrexate, phenylbutazone, thiazidediuretics, salicylates, probenecid, phenytoin, antacids, and cyclosporin.- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.