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Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics that effectively treats various types of bacterial infection such as pneumonia, bronchitis, infections of urinary tract, ear, and intestines. It kills the microorganisms to cure the infections and also prevents further infections.

Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some of the side effects of Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet are nausea, vomiting, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Welprim Tablet

Welprim Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Welprim 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. Welprim 400mg/80mg 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 Welprim Tablet works

Welprim 400mg/80mg 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.

Welprim Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet for the treatment of many types of bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course of Welprim 400mg/80mg 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 Welprim 400mg/80mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you develop skin rash/blisters or other unexplained skin reaction while taking Welprim 400mg/80mg 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 Welprim

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. What is Welprim?

Welprim 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 Welprim?

Yes, Welprim 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 Welprim cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Welprim 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 Welprim?

Welprim 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 Welprim?

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 Welprim expire?

Yes, Welprim 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 Welprim after the expiry date.

Q. What is Welprim?

Welprim 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 Welprim cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Welprim 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 Welprim?

Welprim 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 Welprim when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Welprim 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 Welprim?

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 Welprim when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Welprim 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 Welprim 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 Welprim?

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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