Trimetoprim 200mg tablets

//Trimetoprim 200mg tablets

Trimetoprim 200mg tablets

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Trimethoprim is a type of antibacterial medicine which works by killing bacteria. Trimethoprim tablets may be used to treat a wide range of infections including urinary infections.

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What is trimethoprim 200mg tablets?

Trimethoprim is a type of antibacterial medicine which works by killing bacteria. Trimethoprim tablets may be used to treat a wide range of infections including urinary infections.

How does it work?

Trimethoprim works by stopping bacteria making a substance called folic acid, which they need to survive. This kills the bacteria. This can sometimes cause low folic acid levels in your blood over a long period of time.

How is trimethoprim 200mg tablets used?

Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at the same times each day.

For severe or sudden infections: (e.g. uncomplicated bacterial cystitis in women) treatment will usually be between 3-14 days, according to the type and severity of infection.

What are the common side-effects of trimethoprim?

Like all medicines, trimethoprim can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • feeling and being sick, diarrhoea
  • headache
  • skin rashes, urticaria
  • anaemia (may cause you to feel tired and look pale)
  • sore throats or mouth ulcers (due to a decrease in white blood cells)
  • Thrush

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:

Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • high levels of potassium in the blood (may result in abnormal heart rhythm) 

Who can not use trimethoprim?

Do not take trimethoprim if:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to trimethoprim or any of the other ingredients in the tablet (see section 6)

Speak to your doctor before taking trimethoprim if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have any blood disorder
  • have severe kidney disease
  • have severe liver disease

 Please refer to the following Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) to find more information (including side effects) about trimethoprim tablets.

For trimethoprim PIL, please refer to:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5925.pdf

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6 tablets

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