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 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
The Trimethoprim & Sulfamethoxazole is coming in to the classification of drug. It is having the marketing strategy in the generic drug. The US brand name of this drug is Bactrim and having the other brand name as CIPLIN DS, Bactrim DS. The manufacturer of this drug is CIPLA, GSK. The drug is usually made in the form of tablets. Each tablet is varied in the strength as 100 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 800 mg and 1000 mg. The drug is designed to give protection to the bacterial infection in our body. It acts as the best antibiotic for the infections like throat diseases and eye problems.
The main composition of this drug is SULFAMETOXAZOLE and TRIMETHOPRIM. Sulfamethoxazole is a white compound, tasteless, and odourless. The reported molecular weight is 253.28. However, trimethoprim is a light yellow compound, taste bitter, and odourless. The molecular weight is this compound is 290.3. Inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, starch, docusate sodium, and sodium glycolate.
It is having the application in controlling infections. It is the effective agent that stops the production of harm bacteria. It is used to avoid the rashes and the seasonal allergies. The drug overcomes the white spots in the faces.
Dosage and administration
The tablets are taken with the water and you should take after the food. Generally it is started with the small dosage of 100 mg and you can increase the dosage. The dosage should be taken as per the schedule given by the doctors and the manual of the tablet covers. You should not miss any dosage and take medicines daily on the regular basis. If you miss any dosage you can skip the dosage on the particular day and take medicines for the next day.
The pregnant and breast feeding women should be consulted with the doctors before taking the medicines. It is necessary that you should tell the allergies and other medical conditions with the doctors to begin with this drug. It is only for the adult, children should not use this drug.
If you are having any liver or kidney problems, you should not use this medicine. You should need to contact with the doctors when you experience any side effects. You should have the contact numbers of the nearest medical care centers for any urgent.
If you take the overdose then it will cause the problems like pain in the stomach, heart burn etc. You should also have the problems like diarrhea and rashes in the body parts. Some people are having the problems in the urination.
The drug can be stored in the temperature of 23-25 degrees. It should not be stored in the heat and cold. It should be prevented from the sunlight and also not reachable to the children, pets. It should not be used after the expiry date. It should not be wetted in the rain and not keep in the bathroom.