Hazard 6 P 3 B 0 T 3 Risk Low
Good margin between occurrences in Swedish waters and concentration for effect. Low risk for selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Sulfamethoxazole has been detected in treated wastewater in Stockholm County in the last five years (2012–2016).
The risk classification low, according to Fass.se, is based on total sold amount (kg) of the substance in Sweden during the year 2008.
For antibiotics in general, it is recommended that these drugs are used as restrictively as possible without risking the patient's health.
Author: Health and Medical Care Administration, Region Stockholm