Information about Trimethoprim
Trimethoprim is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
How Trimethoprim works
Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
Common side effects of Trimethoprim
Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Mouth ulcer, Fever, Hives, Feeling sick, Diarrhea, Headache, Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
Expert advice for Trimethoprim
- Your doctor has prescribed Trimethoprim to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated during treatment with this medicine.
- Your doctor may get regular blood, urine tests while you are on this medication.
- Do not take Trimethoprim if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Discontinue Trimethoprim and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.