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sulphamethoxazole

Line breaks: sulpha|meth|oxa¦zole
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌlfəmɪˈtɒksəzəʊl
 
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(also sulfamethoxazole)

Definition of sulphamethoxazole in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A sulphonamide antibiotic used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections, and as a component of the preparation co-trimoxazole.
Example sentences
  • Their data demonstrated a significant benefit (resolution of symptoms at 21 days) in patients with moderate to severe symptoms who were treated with antibiotics (amoxicillin, trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, or doxycycline).
  • The top 11 causative agents were vancomycin, amphotericin B, gentamicin, contrast dye, morphine, acyclovir, sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim, diltiazem, etoposide, and intravenous immune globulin.
  • Alternative agents for recurring or chronic otitis media include the non-beta-lactam drugs trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, erythromycin/sulfisoxazole, and clarithromycin.

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