Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Goodpasture Syndrome?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy should also receive prophylaxis against Pneumocystisjiroveci pneumonia.

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Bactrim DS)

This combination inhibits bacterial synthesis of dihydrofolic acid by competing with para-aminobenzoic acid, thus inhibiting folic acid synthesis. It results in inhibition of bacterial growth. The antibacterial activity of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) includes common urinary tract pathogens, except Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Each double strength (DS) tablet contains 160 mg of TMP and 800 mg SMZ.

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