Septra DS Acne Review

Septra DS

Background

Septa DS is a prescription medication which is primarily prescribed for ear or nose infections or urinary tract infections. It is a combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim that is used for treating any type of bacterial infections. This medication is also prescribed for treatment of severe acne, if required. Since it is a prescription medication, it should be used on advice from a medical professional only.

Both sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are antibiotics that help in fighting the acne causing P. acnes bacteria. Once the bacteria are reduced the immune system can work full time to reduce the inflammation and redness, thus reducing acne. These ingredients work by inhibiting the production of folic acid in bacteria.

This oral acne treatment can be administered once daily. It should be consumed with a full glass of water in the morning.

Ingredients

The chief ingredients of Septra DS are sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.

Sulfamethoxazole is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic which is most commonly used in treating urinary tract infections. Trimethoprim is also a type of antibiotic that is used for treating bacterial infections. The antibiotics assist in killing the P. acnes bacteria that cause acne. Once the bacteria are killed, the body’s immune system helps in reducing the redness and soreness of the lesions. It also helps in reducing the inflammation and brings back smooth glowing skin.

Website

The Septra DS website is professional and pleasant in appearance. It is informative and various sections that provide information like product ingredients, application procedures to be followed, and precautions that can be taken during use.

The website is very professionally managed and contains information about dosage instructions and what to discuss with a medical professional before using the medication. A wide variety of tabs in the website lead us to information and news of medical importance. The tabs on the top panel of the website include News, Drugs A- Z, Drugs by condition, Pill Identifier, Interactions Checker, Community, and More. A special search window is provided in the website to facilitate searching any drug that the user may be looking for.

The left panel of the website is neatly divided into further sections, each divided into sub sections. The sections are labeled in this manner Services, Interactive Tools, News & Articles, Health Professionals, and Animal Medicine. We also found a notice board that allowed the visitors to write reviews and rate the drugs. You can also drop in your questions about your Acne at the website which will be answered by medical professionals or pharmacists. For patients who are on multiple medications, the Interactions Checker section helps the patient in determining if any of the medications react when taken together. A Contact Us section and FAQ section is also present at the website for answering all queries of the patients.

Lifestyle

The website has a section on user reviews where patients who have used the medication can provide feedback and rate the drug. A free newsletter is also provided where users can subscribe for free. The newsletter provides regular updates from the medicine world, alerts, and new drug approvals.

Pros

This antibiotic acne medication is effective for treating severe acne.

Cons

This medication was earlier prescribed for acne but is currently not approved by the FDA for acne treatment.

The side effects of Septra DS may include a swollen tongue, dizziness, joint pain, insomnia, discoloration of skin and teeth. Other side effects may include rashes, muscle pain, nausea, or fever.