Cotrimoxazole, Sulfamethoxazole/ Trimethoprim

Cotrimoxazole is used for the treatment of travelers diarrhea, Cotrimoxazole is a sulfonamide where it works to stop the growth of bacteria that is causing the bacterial infection.

Cotrimoxazole

Sulfamethoxazole/ Trimethoprim

Cotrimoxazole

10

Cadila Pharmaceuticals

Tablets

Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg / Trimethoprim 160 mg

Trimethoprim 

Uses

Trimethoprim is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it Works

Trimethoprim is known as an antibiotic. Trimethoprim stops the bacterial cells from producing folic acid, Folic acid is a vitamin required for bacterial replication.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Trimethoprim may suffer from such side effects;

Nausea,
Vomiting,
Skin rash,
Allergic reaction

Sulphamethoxazole

Uses

Sulphamethoxazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it Works

Sulphamethoxazole is known as an antibiotic. Sulphamethoxazole works by stopping the bacteria from producing folic acid. Folic acid is a vitamin required for bacterial replication. Thus this kills the bacteria and stops the infection from spreading

Common Side effects

Some of the potential side effects of Sulphamethoxazole can include the symptoms below;

Nausea,
Vomiting,
Skin rash,
Allergic reaction

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