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Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Chemotrin Forte Tablet

Chemotrin Forte Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Chemotrin Forte Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset.

How Chemotrin Forte Tablet works

Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These antibiotics work by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Chemotrin Forte Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet. Taking trimethoprim with alcohol may cause unpleasant side effects such as tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting, fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, .
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet for the treatment of many types of bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course of Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Stop taking Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you develop skin rash/blisters or other unexplained skin reaction while taking Chemotrin Forte 800mg/160mg Tablet.
  • In case of long-term use, have regular monthly blood tests to monitor your blood cells as suggested by your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Chemotrin Forte

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sir,,,,, is cotrimoxazole (trimethoprim 160mg & sulphamethoxazole 800mg ) tablets are helpfull in drying the wounds ?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
It is an antibioticIt is given for infections, can be given In case of infected wound as well i
i was 9 weak pragnent.in ultrasound dr. found that there is only liquid in plesenta.then advised to abot the baby. after abaution dr.advised for torch test. in test result rubela igg is 17.8 and cytomegalovirus igg is 87.4 i want to know that is this is reason of miscarage. and what is the treatment . my priscribe me virovir250 bd and rovamycin forte od for one month.after that tab vitagreat od for three months. iam confused . help me.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Yes it is possible that these infections have cause the miscarriage. These infections are known to causes metal problems and abortions. The treatment prescribed is correct an you should go ahead with it
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FAQs

Q. What is Chemotrin Forte?

Chemotrin Forte is a combination of two medicines: Sulfamethoxazole+Trimethoprim. It is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections and works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. It treats urinary tract infections, ear infections, enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine), pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and episodes of difficulty breathing in people with chronic (long-term) bronchitis.

Q. Is it safe to use Chemotrin Forte?

Yes, Chemotrin Forte is safe to use in most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause some unwanted common side effects like Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.

Q. Can the use of Chemotrin Forte cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Chemotrin Forte can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Chemotrin Forte?

Chemotrin Forte is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine and in patients with a history of drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency. The medicine is also contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 2 months of age and in patients with marked hepatic damage or with severe renal insufficiency when renal function status cannot be monitored.

Q. What should be avoided while taking the Chemotrin Forte?

It is advised to not skip the dose. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of the medicine can decrease its effectiveness and can lead to the growth of bacteria that are resistant to the effects of it.

Q. Does Chemotrin Forte expire?

Yes, Chemotrin Forte does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Chemotrin Forte after the expiry date.

Q. What is Chemotrin Forte?

Chemotrin Forte is a combination of two medicines: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. It is an antibiotic which treats certain bacterial infections and works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

Q. Can the use of Chemotrin Forte cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Chemotrin Forte can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Chemotrin Forte?

Chemotrin Forte is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It is also avoided in patients with a history of drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), megaloblastic anemia caused due to folate deficiency. The medicine is also harmful for pediatric patients less than 2 months of age and for patients with marked hepatic damage or with severe renal insufficiency when renal function status cannot be monitored.

Q. Can I stop taking Chemotrin Forte when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Chemotrin Forte and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Chemotrin Forte?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Chemotrin Forte when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Chemotrin Forte and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Chemotrin Forte as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Chemotrin Forte?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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