What interventions should the health care professional use when caring for a patient who is taking the sulfonamide drug trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)?
- Report severe gastrointestinal symptoms.
- Monitor for rash and hives.
- Report symptoms of blood cell deficiencies (thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, anemia).
- Report severe diarrhea or candida infection.
- Report rash and/or blisters because the drug can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome.