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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• This drug kills bacteria, including beneficial flora in the gut, which may affect digestion and/or elimination. Supplementation with acidophilus and/or bifidus may aid in restoring this beneficial flora.1
• Folate supplemention may be helpful with long term use.2
• Sulfamethoxazole in this drug may interfere with the absorption of calcium, vitamin B12 and magnesium with long term use of the medication.3
• Excess intake of vitamin C with this medication can cause crystals to form in the urine. Avoid high dose vitamin C supplements with this drug.4
• St. John's Wort can add to the risk of photosensitivity caused by sulfa drugs.5
References1 Bengmark S & Gianotti L: Nutritional support to prevent and treat multiple organ failure. World J Surg, 1996 May, 20:4, 474-81.
1 Cummings JH, Macfarlane G: Role of intestinal bacteria in nutrient metabolism, JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 1997, 21(6): 357-65.
1 Gorbach SL: Bengt E. Gustafsson Memorial Lecture, Function of the Normal Human Microflora, Scand J Infect Dis Suppl, 1986, 49:17-30.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Kahn, SB, et al. Effects of trimethoprim on folate metabolism in man. Clinical Pharmacological Therapy 9: 550 - 560, 1968.
2 Holt GA. Food & Drug Interactions. Chicago: Precept Press, 1998, 248-49, 251-52.
3 Holt GA. Food & Drug Interactions. Chicago: Precept Press, 1998, 248-49, 250-51.
4 Holt GA. Food & Drug Interactions. Chicago: Precept Press, 1998, 248-49, 250-51.
5 Seigers Cp, et al. Phototoxicity caused by hypericum. Nervehielkunde 12: 320 - 322, 1993.
5 Brockmoller J, et al. Hypericin and pseudohypericin: Pharmacokinetics and effects of photosensitivity in humans. Pharmacopychiatry (suppl. 2): 94 - 101, 1997.
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