Septran DS 800 Mg/160 Mg

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Septran DS is a combination drug used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

These include Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and infections of the urinary tract, ear, and abdomen.

Septran DS constitutes Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim as its active salts.

It is a prescription-based medicine. Septran DS is not available over the counter. 

Koye Pharmaceuticals Limited produces this medicine. 


Septran DS is an effective medicine for treating bacterial infections. 

A bacterial infection happens when bacteria enter the body, grow in number, and cause a reaction in the body.

This medicine consists of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim as its active ingredients.

It is used for Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and other bacterial infections in the urinary tract, ear, and abdomen.


Septran DS contains the antibiotics Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. 

Folic acid is an essential ingredient for bacterial growth.

These antibiotics inhibit bacterial production by regulating folic acid levels.

Together, they successfully treat your infection.


Take this medication according to the dosage and duration suggested by your doctor.

Swallow the pill whole at once.You should not chew, break or crush it. You should take it at a specific time each day.

If you miss a dosage of Septran, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, skip the missed one if it is almost time for your next dose.

Do not exceed the dosing schedule suggested by your doctor.

To ensure that all bacteria are eliminated, continue taking medicine until recommended. Stopping it too soon may cause the infection to return and become difficult to cure.

Side Effects 

Most side effects do not require medical treatment and diminish as the body adjusts to the medication.

However, one may experience common side effects, such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Skin Rash
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Consult a physician if they persist or if they cause you concern.


Septran DS can occasionally interact adversely with other medications, medical conditions, and food items.

Drug Interactions

Occasionally, Septran DS may have interactions with other medicines.

  • Benadryl
  • Metoprolol
  • Lyrica
  • Synthroid
  • Xanax
  • Zyrtec

If you already take any of these medications, inform your doctor.

Disease Interactions

If you have a preexisting health condition, taking Septran DS may raise your chance of harmful consequences.

  • Liver Disease
  • Dialysis
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Hemodialysis
  • Folate deficiency
  • Hypersensitivity reactions

Inform your physician if you are currently experiencing any of these conditions.

If the issue persists, seek immediate medical assistance.

Food Interactions

Few food items may interact with Sulfamethoxazole present in Septran DS.

These are:

  • Potassium supplements/products
  • Alcohol and alcohol-based drinks

Therefore, do not use them while taking this medicine. 


When using Septran DS, one must consider the following precautions.

  • If you are allergic to Sulfamethoxazole or Trimethoprim, do not take Septran DS
  • Diarrhea may develop as a side effect but should cease once treatment has started. Notify your physician if it persists or if you notice blood in your stools
  • Stop using Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet and contact your doctor if you develop a rash/blisters or other unexplained skin reaction while taking this medication
  • In the case of long-term use, your doctor may recommend monthly blood tests to monitor your blood cells


Keep Septran DS at room temperature and away from moisture and direct sunlight.

Keep it under 25 degrees Celsius.

You should keep it out of reach of children.

Do not flush or pour drugs down the drain unless instructed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Septran DS a prescription medicine?

Yes. You require a doctor’s prescription to purchase this medicine. 
It is not available over the counter.

What is the Septran tablet used for?

Septran DS is an effective medicine to treat bacterial infections like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and infections of the urinary tract, ear, and abdomen.

How long should I take Septran DS?

You should take this medicine as suggested by your doctor. The exact duration depends upon your metabolism and the severity of your infection. 

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