Is Bactrim a “heavy duty” or “light duty” antibiotic? Skinny inside.
January 1, 2007 7:30 PM Subscribe
I had a boil on my neck and went to see a Nurse Practitioner who prescribed a two week two a day supply of Bactrim, which was filled as the generic version (MP85 stamped on pill -specific info on the bottle wore off). Fast forward two weeks, the original boil went down but I got another one in the meantime so I know its not working. I know that current thinking these days is to not prescribe uber-strong antibiotics as to not build up resistance to super-bugs… Did I get a starter antibiotic? Yes, Im planning on going back, I just am curious how ‘strong’ Bactrim is.. I know its not Cipro. Where is Bactrim on the pecking order of antibiotics?
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