Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Sulfonamide Derivative are used in the treatment of HIV Infection and AIDS?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic, Sulfonamide Derivative

Therapy should cover all likely pathogens in this clinical setting.

Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim (Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra, Septra DS, Sulfatrim)

This combination inhibits bacterial synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by competing with paraaminobenzoic acid. This results in inhibition of bacterial growth.


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