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Trimethoprim Information

Trimethoprim Benefits & Uses

Trimethoprim is used to treat the following -

Trimethoprim Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Trimethoprim


Trimethoprim Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Trimethoprim is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Skin Rash Mild
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Rash
  7. Jaundice Moderate
  8. Itching or burning
  9. Maculopapular rash
  10. Glossitis

Trimethoprim Related Warnings

Is the use of Trimethoprim safe for pregnant women?

Trimethoprim may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Trimethoprim again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Trimethoprim safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Trimethoprim. Immediately discontinue Trimethoprim if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.


What is the effect of Trimethoprim on the Kidneys?

Trimethoprim may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Trimethoprim on the Liver?

Side effects of Trimethoprim rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Trimethoprim on the Heart?

Trimethoprim is completely safe for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Trimethoprim with Other Drugs

Trimethoprim should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -





        Trimethoprim Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Trimethoprim unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Kidney Disease
        2. Liver Disease
        3. Gastritis
        4. Ulcerative Colitis

        Frequently asked Questions about Trimethoprim

        Is this Trimethoprim habit forming or addictive?

        Trimethoprim does not cause addiction.


        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Trimethoprim as it does not make you drowsy.


        Is it safe?

        Yes, Trimethoprim is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, Trimethoprim cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


        Trimethoprim Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Trimethoprim

        Taking Trimethoprim with food does not harm your health.


        Interaction between Alcohol and Trimethoprim

        Taking alcohol with Trimethoprim can be dangerous.

        This medicine data has been created by -
        Dr. Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Dr. Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 706-708