Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet

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Composition for Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet

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₹1.56/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet

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Uses of Sulfamethopyrazine

Sulfamethopyrazine is used in the treatment of malaria and bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Sulfamethopyrazine

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Sulfamethopyrazine

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.

How Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet works

Sulfamethopyrazine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.
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Uses of Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Trimethoprim

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Trimethoprim

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.

How Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet works

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.

In Depth Information on Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Before you take trimethoprim tablets or suspension, tell your doctor:
  • If you suffer from kidney problems.
  • If you have a deficiency (are low) in folic acid.
  • If you are at greater risk of high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia), e.g. the elderly or those on higher doses.
  • If you are also taking repaglinide (medicine for treating diabetes).
Do not take trimethoprim if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. You may be required to undergo regular blood tests if you need long-term treatment or are prone to anaemia. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these adverse effects.
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat.
  • pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple/red pinpoint spots under your skin.
  • signs of high pottasium levels (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling).
  • severe headache with muscle cramps, confusion, weakness, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, and weak or shallow breathing.
Warnings
Special precautions for Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking trimethoprim with alcohol may cause unpleasant side e
ffects such as tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting, fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, .
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ciplin DS 800 mg/1
60 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
It is not known whether Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet alter
s the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Trimethoprim

Q. Is trimethoprim a tetracycline antibiotic/ a sulfa/ a strong antibiotic/ a penicillin/ effective for urinary tract infections (UTI)/ tooth/chest/throat / tonsillitis/ear/kidney infection/bacterial vaginosis (BV)/ sexually transmitted disease (STDS)/ acne/get rid of chlamydia?
Trimethoprim is an antibiotic and is majorly used for treating infections of the urinary and respiratory tract including kidney, chest, throat, tonsillitis, ear, sinus infection. It is not a drug of choice for treating tooth infections, bacterial vaginosis, acne, sexually transmitted disease or chlamydia infection. It is not a tetracycline antibiotic or penicillin. It is commonly used in combination with sulfa drugs (sulfamethoxazole)
Q. Is Bactrim DS a sulfa drug/an antibiotic/ a strong antibiotic/ good for sinus infection/ good for UTI/ good for tooth infection/strep throat/ MSRA?
Bactrim DS is a strong antibiotic combination containing trimethoprim and sulfonamide antibiotic. It is good for treating urinary and respiratory tract infections including treating sinus and strep throat as per doctor's recommendation. It is not a drug of choice for treating and tooth infections
Q. Is Bactrim DS safe/ makes you feel sleepy/ cause fungal infections?
Bactrim DS is safe at recommended doses and duration. It is not sure but it may make you feel sleepy (drowsiness). It does not cause fungal infections
Q. What is Ciplin DS/ suspension Septra DS used for/ Septra DS affect birth control?
Ciplin DS/suspension, Septra DS are a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole and is used for treating a variety of bacterial infections. Antibiotics such as Septra DS can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills and thereby affect birth control. Consult your doctor before its use
Q. Does Trimethoprim make you feel sick/ make you drowsy/ cause constipation?
Trimethoprim may make you feel sick (nausea). It is not sure but it may cause drowsiness and constipation.
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