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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018679/001.

Names and composition

"TRIMETHOPRIM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of TRIMETHOPRIM.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018679/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070049/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070494/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070495/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG
071259/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
091437/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017943/001 PROLOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
017943/003 PROLOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG
017952/001 TRIMPEX TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
017952/002 TRIMPEX 200 TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG
018679/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070049/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070494/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG
070495/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG
071259/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 200MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
091437/001 TRIMETHOPRIM TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET/ORAL 100MG

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Is there a herbal remedie to the perscription drug trimethoprim?
Asked by Wilma Yvon 1 year ago.

No, trimethoprim is an antibiotic. You were prescribed it because you have an infection. If you do not take the antibiotic, your infection could get worse, travel to different parts of your body like your heart or your brain and kill you. There are no "herbal" antibiotics. I put in the quotes b/c all antibiotics are essential "herbal" products since they are all derived from fungi or plants and purified by laboratory processes. Trimethoprim has very few side effects (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash) and is very safe. Be sure to take it as prescribe and take the full course (all of the pills) because if you don't you run the risk of getting an antibiotic resistant infection. There were a few herbal products on the market a few years ago that made claims of being alternatives to antibiotics, but subsequent clinical trials have all proven these products to be completely ineffective. However, some of those claims are still hanging around, so be wary of what you read. Herbal remedies are especially dangerous because they are not monitored by the FDA for safety or purity. Make sure you extensively research any herbal product you decide to put into your body. A good web site for this is www.consumerlab.com. I hope this helps! Answered by Willene Sabatelli 1 year ago.


Question about Trimethoprim?
I need information such as the founder of the drug and the history of the discovery of the drug? Thanks for the information though, I will try doing that! Asked by Leonarda Overbough 1 year ago.

trimethoprim is the generic name or chemical name.. you should try to research by the brand names it might be easier to find stuff out, what kind of information do you need? the brand names include Proloprim, Monotrim and Triprim. I'd start with Wikipedia and use their sources to find more info. hope that helps. I work in a pharmacy, so I know it's easier to look up info on the brand. Edit: also when you search in google, do an advance search and select advance search, and try searching with domains .org or .edu or .gov Answered by Regan Patrone 1 year ago.

it was developed by GSK in their labs no individual would be identified as its inventor Answered by Trinh Gallegoz 1 year ago.


How does Sulfameth/Trimethoprim in pill-form help Staphylococcus?
What species of Staphylococcus needs these tablets? Asked by Kasie Sease 1 year ago.

There is a current warning about the use of sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. It is featured below... Symptoms of MRSA will vary. This is dependant upon which area of the body is affected with the mrsa or staph infection. The most common symptom of MRSA presents as a skin infection. Very often this appears as an abscess or perhaps a boil. Many look like a spider bite. If MRSA has infected a surgical or accidental wound, the symptom of the surrounding area would be painful and red in colour with swelling and pus. Urinary tract infections and bacteraemia (blood poisoning) can also be caused by MRSA infection. One of the worst infections is when staph bacteria enter the lungs and cause pneumonia. The symptom of this infection are normally a high fever and difficulty in breathing. Staph infection can in certain cases, result what people call a "flesh eating bug" type of bacterium being developed. These bacterium are called "necrotizing fasciitis" but are very rare. "Flesh eating bacterium" however, is not correct. The bacterium do not actually consume the tissue. They actually cause the destruction of skin and muscle by releasing toxins (virulence factors). These include streptococcal pyogenic exotoxins and other virulence factors. S. pyogenes produces an exotoxin known as a superantigen. This toxin is capable of activating T-cells non-specifically. This causes the overproduction of cytokines that over-stimulate macrophages. The macrophages cause the actual tissue damage by releasing oxygen free radicals. Staphylococcus aureus has been rapidly spreading world-wide and certain strains have become drug resistant to many antibiotics. This seems on course to become an even greater problem in the future. Some researchers and reporters have suggested an enormous growth in the next few years, as medications become more difficult to find. MRSA symptoms can vary and are usually spread by contact with contaminated items or people. Dependant upon the strain, some are fully treatable while others may cause concern to life. Hospitals, Gymnasiums, Care Homes, Nursing Homes, in fact, anywhere where contact may be shared with other people or items, are the most likely places to contract a staph infection MRSA and its resistance to over used antibiotics, makes it a serious and sometimes very difficult to treat problem, especially in people who have a weakened immune system. MRSA is now resistant to these antibiotics; Methicillin Amoxicillin Penicillin Oxacillin This is dependent upon strain but Staph aureus is very adaptive to forming new resistance to any antibiotic. Many people are reporting that sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 is being prescribed by many Doctors to treat the symptoms of MRSA. Unfortunately, this drug has many bad side effects. It can cause fatigue, withdrawal, loss of appetite, soreness in joints, headaches and stomach sickness. As with all drugs, the side-effects can actually cause more problems and contribute to the resistance level of the bacteria, where the treatment is discontinued because of disabilitating side effects. The New Silver Solution has no toxicity and no known side effects. It is also a fact that no bacterium has ever been recorded in having or developing a resistance to a metallic mineral element. Answered by David Balbas 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How does Sulfameth/Trimethoprim in pill-form help Staphylococcus? What species of Staphylococcus needs these tablets? Answered by Rebeca Colmenero 1 year ago.

Wow that is a really good question. After thinking about it for a few minutes I would have to say that it is a form of prevention. You may not get pregnant from that night of sex or whatever and so you just take the pill in hopes of stopping that possiblity from happening. Now if you found out you were pregnant and then took the pill in hopes of killing the fetus then that would be abortion. Answered by Earl Finnley 1 year ago.

This is Bactrim. It;s used to treat a variety of bacterial infections including MRSA, which is Staphylococcus aureus. Answered by Magaly Stuve 1 year ago.

This is an antibiotic that is often used to treat MRSA (methicillin resistent staph aureus). Just because this antibiotic is used does not necessarily mean you have MRSA but you may have an infection that is suspicious for MRSA. MRSA is a form of staph bacteria that is resistent to the antibiotics often used to treat common skin infections like keflex. Answered by Sharmaine Beresnyak 1 year ago.

Sulfameth-trimeth Answered by Luz Banis 1 year ago.

Isn't that Bactrim? I think when they say "help" they mean help relieve the symptoms of staph and effect a cure. Bactrim is a wide use antibiotic, kills a wide range of bacterial infections. It is very strong. Answered by Abel Areizaga 1 year ago.


Could Trimethoprim cause a late period?
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a684025.htmlI'm taking this drug for a urinary tract infection, it does cause low cases of anemia. I haven't had my period for two days, and I have slight cramping and bloating, tender breasts but no period. Could this be the cause? If so, what do I... Asked by Robbin Lesser 1 year ago.

I read the side effects: Trimethoprim may cause anemia due to a deficiency of folic acid. The anemia usually is mild and resolves when the trimethoprim is stopped. Patients who are folate-deficient, such as malnourished, alcoholic, geriatric, or pregnant patients, may be at greater risk for developing anemia with trimethoprim. Warning signs of anemia include white or bluish fingernails and unusual tiredness and weakness. Prolonged therapy can result in low platelet counts, low white blood cell counts, and other toxic effects on the blood cells. The most common side effects related to the skin are rash and itching. Rarely, the rash can progress to peeling or blistering. Some patients have photosensitivity reactions, that is, they develop skin rashes on parts of their body that are exposed to the sun. Nothing is said about late period and you do not get anemia after a few days. Therefore it would be wise to wait another few days and then call your gynecologist, I doubt it if anything is wrong with you due to the medicine but who knows. Answered by Kay Renter 1 year ago.

Keep taking the antibiotic. The illness might be plenty worse for your youngster. The cure you're taking is a quite reliable wide band antibiotic that's more commonly given to babies and newborns. The antibiotics would possibly not intent you to overlook your interval however an illness would Answered by Larry Frid 1 year ago.


Help with cystitis and Trimethoprim worries?
Hi Ive had cystitis for about a month now. ive had it throughout my life and normally it goes away on its own. but this time its not cleared up and got worse so, my doc prescribed me with Trimethoprim. after taking one tablet and reading the leaflet i decided not to continue as not only have i got a bad stomach and... Asked by Hyon Cockerill 1 year ago.

Hi Ive had cystitis for about a month now. ive had it throughout my life and normally it goes away on its own. but this time its not cleared up and got worse so, my doc prescribed me with Trimethoprim. after taking one tablet and reading the leaflet i decided not to continue as not only have i got a bad stomach and my cystitis seems to have got a lot worse, some of the (not so rare) side effects include bleeding from the eyes!!?? has anyone else had any bad reactions to this drug? should i continue with it if im worried or should i brave it in the hopes it will clear it up. feeling very down with the whole thing.. feel like i want to drink cranberry juice until i explode. thing is dont think its cystitis anymore because there is discharge etc (sorry!) anyone have ay advice on what i could do in the short term?or any other safer drug i coud take? thanks. Answered by Alva Flook 1 year ago.

You should definitely take the Trimethoprim! A month is a LONG time to have cystitis, if it doesn't clear up by itself after about 3 days then you HAVE to take antibiotics or it can turn into a kidney infection and trust me you don't want one of those! I have had cystitis before and taken trimethoprim for it and was absolutely fine, no problems at all. Drug companies have to be super careful not to get sued so they list every single possibly side effect - never mind the fact that you are incredibly incredibly unlikely to ever get it. My mum, I, my best friend have all taken trimethoprim with no problems - it is one of the most widely prescribed drugs out there! Also, only taking one tablet and not completing the course can lead bacteria to become antibiotic-resistant which means they are much more difficult to treat. I can only emphasise again - cystitis is really unpleasant but kidney infections are much worse - take the trimethoprim, finish your course and it will go away! As for your bad stomach, antibiotics can upset your stomach - take natural yoghurt/yakult type drinks to settle it down again :) Answered by Velvet Malenke 1 year ago.


What would drug would you use to treat a E. coli causative urinary tract infection UTI? trimethoprim (Trimpex?
i was reading a book that said SxT or tetracycline is standard for typical E. coli infections.... This seems to contradict the internet findings... but if it is trimethoprim i also read 10-20% of E.coli infections will be resistant to trimethoprim??? then whats the treatment? Thanks Asked by Magali Mostyn 1 year ago.

Trimethoprim is very concentrated in the urine, cheap(!) and 85-95% effective. A culture can be ordered to see what the microbe is susceptible to. Pathogenic E coli strains of the GI tract are treated differently. Trimethoprim doesnt get excreted in the feces too much, but tetracycline is excreted in the feces and it isnt absorbed all that well to begin with (hence its good for GI infection). Answered by Ron Alukonis 1 year ago.

e. Coli is the most common form of uti. Sulfa-trimethoprim is a first line treatment for uti. Tetracycline is not. It is virtually never used to treat uti's. Some ecoli will be resistant to sulfa drugs, typically that's why a urine culture is done with testing for antibiotics and which rhe bacteria are susceptible too. Occasionally the bacteria is resistant and you have to pick a new antiobiotic. Answered by Sam Morrow 1 year ago.


I was Prescribed Trimethoprim for a kidney infection 4 days ago, i have been taking them 2 times a day but i?
feel sick and lightheaded all the time, is this normal to feel like this on these tablets? i still have kidney pain and after 4 days i would have thought they would have started to work. should i stop them, i feel worse taking them than not. Asked by Margrett Casseday 1 year ago.

It would be extremely unusual, if it ever happens, to be prescribed trimethoprim alone, so I presume you mean trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Which doesn't normally make folks feel sick and lightheaded, but it commonly has GI side effects, and the important thing is that it's making you feel sick and lightheaded. (Or isn't working, and your kidney infection is making you feel this way as it gets worse). You shouldn't just stop the drug, but you should let your doctor know you can't tolerate it, that you still have kidney pain, and ask for a different and stronger antibiotic. There are many other choices available that may have fewer side effects and may be more effective; ciprofloxacin comes to mind as a common one that ought not to be too expensive since it's generic. If they've done a culture to determine what's causing the infection and what antibiotics it's susceptible to, they can choose a drug that's more certain to work. Answered by Ione Brocious 1 year ago.

I couldn't just sit around and do nothing like my doctors suggested. They didn't want me to do anything or to take herbs or herbal remedies, but I had to try something - they just wanted me to do dialysis! This program allowed me to take control of my health. I went from Stage 4 to Stage 3 kidney disease. It was easy to do and my BUN, creatinine and anemia are all in better ranges. Reversing Your Kidney Disease? Answered by Sherman Minnich 1 year ago.


Is this just a really bad Sulfameth/Trimethoprim side effect? PLEASE HELP!?
I have been on Bactrim DS for over a week- when I was only one day from being done with it(yesterday, thanksgiving day) I started getting a rash on my arms associated with a fever. Little by little its getting worse and now the rash is getting more angry , spreading all over my body and I just dont know what to... Asked by Chastity Gacia 1 year ago.

I have been on Bactrim DS for over a week- when I was only one day from being done with it(yesterday, thanksgiving day) I started getting a rash on my arms associated with a fever. Little by little its getting worse and now the rash is getting more angry , spreading all over my body and I just dont know what to do! Could this be because of the side effect, or could I have another ailment? Would going to the urgent care and being put on steroids help? PLEASE HELP ME! Answered by Avery Venzon 1 year ago.

I have the same problem... I have been taking Sulfameth/Trimethoprim for 10 days. I finished my last pill yesterday too. I am also taking another antibiotic (clindamycin). Today I woke up with a rash/hives all over my body. It is on my neck, face, back, legs and arms. I look like I have a sunburn on my neck and face and little red bumps on my legs and arms. I first noticed the rash on my neck. I don't have any pain, no itching and no fever. I went to urgent care and they said it was an allergic reaction to the medicine. The doctor said to stop taking the medicine (in my case I still have a couple days left on the clindamycin) and I should be fine in in a few days. He also said sometimes the hives can last a week. He said the steroids would only be helpful if I was itching but I am not itching. He recommended benadryl. I was also taking Clindamycin so I don't know if it was the Sulfameth/TM or the Clindamycin. The nurse said a lot of people have reactions to the Salfameth/TM. I still have the rash so I don't know if this is the answer for me or not. I have been searching the internet for answers too and I saw your post, so I wanted to pass on my info. I hope it helps. Answered by Leia Wholey 1 year ago.

read Stevens–Johnson syndrome in wikipedia Answered by Darleen Uhrin 1 year ago.


Can I take codeine and trimethoprim together? ?
Thanks everyone. Very helpful :) Tweetybird, I have already contacted NHS Direct to ask them as there are no pharmacies open near me at 9.30pm. After taking 20 minutes to take my details they have kept me waiting nearly two hours for an answer. Most websites that discuss these two drugs together are in pharmacy... Asked by Novella Vinke 1 year ago.

Thanks everyone. Very helpful :) Tweetybird, I have already contacted NHS Direct to ask them as there are no pharmacies open near me at 9.30pm. After taking 20 minutes to take my details they have kept me waiting nearly two hours for an answer. Most websites that discuss these two drugs together are in pharmacy speak and as I am not a pharmacist I dont really understand. I was hoping someone would point me in the direction of a reliable website which two of you have. I'm still not going to take them together until NHS ring me back but the general consensus is useful. Thank you Answered by Walter Brey 1 year ago.

Trimethoprim is not listed as interacting with any type of pain killer. You can take them together. Answered by Shawna Vanhise 1 year ago.

It is safe to take trimethoprim and codeine conjunctively. There are no contraindications between them. Do not drink alcohol with the antibiotic, and you will be fine. Answered by Regena Luzar 1 year ago.


Is there a herbal remedie to the perscription drug trimethoprim?
Asked by Tena Aumick 1 year ago.

No, trimethoprim is an antibiotic. You were prescribed it because you have an infection. If you do not take the antibiotic, your infection could get worse, travel to different parts of your body like your heart or your brain and kill you. There are no "herbal" antibiotics. I put in the quotes b/c all antibiotics are essential "herbal" products since they are all derived from fungi or plants and purified by laboratory processes. Trimethoprim has very few side effects (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash) and is very safe. Be sure to take it as prescribe and take the full course (all of the pills) because if you don't you run the risk of getting an antibiotic resistant infection. There were a few herbal products on the market a few years ago that made claims of being alternatives to antibiotics, but subsequent clinical trials have all proven these products to be completely ineffective. However, some of those claims are still hanging around, so be wary of what you read. Herbal remedies are especially dangerous because they are not monitored by the FDA for safety or purity. Make sure you extensively research any herbal product you decide to put into your body. A good web site for this is www.consumerlab.com. I hope this helps! Answered by Brittanie Paynes 1 year ago.


Question about Trimethoprim?
I need information such as the founder of the drug and the history of the discovery of the drug? Thanks for the information though, I will try doing that! Asked by Dedra Teroganesyan 1 year ago.

trimethoprim is the generic name or chemical name.. you should try to research by the brand names it might be easier to find stuff out, what kind of information do you need? the brand names include Proloprim, Monotrim and Triprim. I'd start with Wikipedia and use their sources to find more info. hope that helps. I work in a pharmacy, so I know it's easier to look up info on the brand. Edit: also when you search in google, do an advance search and select advance search, and try searching with domains .org or .edu or .gov Answered by Marylou Towley 1 year ago.

it was developed by GSK in their labs no individual would be identified as its inventor Answered by Neva Yark 1 year ago.


How does Sulfameth/Trimethoprim in pill-form help Staphylococcus?
What species of Staphylococcus needs these tablets? Asked by Twana Mook 1 year ago.

There is a current warning about the use of sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. It is featured below... Symptoms of MRSA will vary. This is dependant upon which area of the body is affected with the mrsa or staph infection. The most common symptom of MRSA presents as a skin infection. Very often this appears as an abscess or perhaps a boil. Many look like a spider bite. If MRSA has infected a surgical or accidental wound, the symptom of the surrounding area would be painful and red in colour with swelling and pus. Urinary tract infections and bacteraemia (blood poisoning) can also be caused by MRSA infection. One of the worst infections is when staph bacteria enter the lungs and cause pneumonia. The symptom of this infection are normally a high fever and difficulty in breathing. Staph infection can in certain cases, result what people call a "flesh eating bug" type of bacterium being developed. These bacterium are called "necrotizing fasciitis" but are very rare. "Flesh eating bacterium" however, is not correct. The bacterium do not actually consume the tissue. They actually cause the destruction of skin and muscle by releasing toxins (virulence factors). These include streptococcal pyogenic exotoxins and other virulence factors. S. pyogenes produces an exotoxin known as a superantigen. This toxin is capable of activating T-cells non-specifically. This causes the overproduction of cytokines that over-stimulate macrophages. The macrophages cause the actual tissue damage by releasing oxygen free radicals. Staphylococcus aureus has been rapidly spreading world-wide and certain strains have become drug resistant to many antibiotics. This seems on course to become an even greater problem in the future. Some researchers and reporters have suggested an enormous growth in the next few years, as medications become more difficult to find. MRSA symptoms can vary and are usually spread by contact with contaminated items or people. Dependant upon the strain, some are fully treatable while others may cause concern to life. Hospitals, Gymnasiums, Care Homes, Nursing Homes, in fact, anywhere where contact may be shared with other people or items, are the most likely places to contract a staph infection MRSA and its resistance to over used antibiotics, makes it a serious and sometimes very difficult to treat problem, especially in people who have a weakened immune system. MRSA is now resistant to these antibiotics; Methicillin Amoxicillin Penicillin Oxacillin This is dependent upon strain but Staph aureus is very adaptive to forming new resistance to any antibiotic. Many people are reporting that sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 is being prescribed by many Doctors to treat the symptoms of MRSA. Unfortunately, this drug has many bad side effects. It can cause fatigue, withdrawal, loss of appetite, soreness in joints, headaches and stomach sickness. As with all drugs, the side-effects can actually cause more problems and contribute to the resistance level of the bacteria, where the treatment is discontinued because of disabilitating side effects. The New Silver Solution has no toxicity and no known side effects. It is also a fact that no bacterium has ever been recorded in having or developing a resistance to a metallic mineral element. Answered by Katina Roder 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How does Sulfameth/Trimethoprim in pill-form help Staphylococcus? What species of Staphylococcus needs these tablets? Answered by Arvilla Norbo 1 year ago.

Wow that is a really good question. After thinking about it for a few minutes I would have to say that it is a form of prevention. You may not get pregnant from that night of sex or whatever and so you just take the pill in hopes of stopping that possiblity from happening. Now if you found out you were pregnant and then took the pill in hopes of killing the fetus then that would be abortion. Answered by Jolie Sidi 1 year ago.

This is Bactrim. It;s used to treat a variety of bacterial infections including MRSA, which is Staphylococcus aureus. Answered by Charlesetta Muzio 1 year ago.

This is an antibiotic that is often used to treat MRSA (methicillin resistent staph aureus). Just because this antibiotic is used does not necessarily mean you have MRSA but you may have an infection that is suspicious for MRSA. MRSA is a form of staph bacteria that is resistent to the antibiotics often used to treat common skin infections like keflex. Answered by Tommie Volkers 1 year ago.

Sulfameth-trimeth Answered by Tanika Baur 1 year ago.

Isn't that Bactrim? I think when they say "help" they mean help relieve the symptoms of staph and effect a cure. Bactrim is a wide use antibiotic, kills a wide range of bacterial infections. It is very strong. Answered by Miki Westmeyer 1 year ago.


Could Trimethoprim cause a late period?
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a684025.htmlI'm taking this drug for a urinary tract infection, it does cause low cases of anemia. I haven't had my period for two days, and I have slight cramping and bloating, tender breasts but no period. Could this be the cause? If so, what do I... Asked by Palma Barrile 1 year ago.

I read the side effects: Trimethoprim may cause anemia due to a deficiency of folic acid. The anemia usually is mild and resolves when the trimethoprim is stopped. Patients who are folate-deficient, such as malnourished, alcoholic, geriatric, or pregnant patients, may be at greater risk for developing anemia with trimethoprim. Warning signs of anemia include white or bluish fingernails and unusual tiredness and weakness. Prolonged therapy can result in low platelet counts, low white blood cell counts, and other toxic effects on the blood cells. The most common side effects related to the skin are rash and itching. Rarely, the rash can progress to peeling or blistering. Some patients have photosensitivity reactions, that is, they develop skin rashes on parts of their body that are exposed to the sun. Nothing is said about late period and you do not get anemia after a few days. Therefore it would be wise to wait another few days and then call your gynecologist, I doubt it if anything is wrong with you due to the medicine but who knows. Answered by Minh Gitlewski 1 year ago.

Keep taking the antibiotic. The illness might be plenty worse for your youngster. The cure you're taking is a quite reliable wide band antibiotic that's more commonly given to babies and newborns. The antibiotics would possibly not intent you to overlook your interval however an illness would Answered by Tricia Malesky 1 year ago.


Help with cystitis and Trimethoprim worries?
Hi Ive had cystitis for about a month now. ive had it throughout my life and normally it goes away on its own. but this time its not cleared up and got worse so, my doc prescribed me with Trimethoprim. after taking one tablet and reading the leaflet i decided not to continue as not only have i got a bad stomach and... Asked by Elizbeth Raj 1 year ago.

Hi Ive had cystitis for about a month now. ive had it throughout my life and normally it goes away on its own. but this time its not cleared up and got worse so, my doc prescribed me with Trimethoprim. after taking one tablet and reading the leaflet i decided not to continue as not only have i got a bad stomach and my cystitis seems to have got a lot worse, some of the (not so rare) side effects include bleeding from the eyes!!?? has anyone else had any bad reactions to this drug? should i continue with it if im worried or should i brave it in the hopes it will clear it up. feeling very down with the whole thing.. feel like i want to drink cranberry juice until i explode. thing is dont think its cystitis anymore because there is discharge etc (sorry!) anyone have ay advice on what i could do in the short term?or any other safer drug i coud take? thanks. Answered by Hana Brulotte 1 year ago.

You should definitely take the Trimethoprim! A month is a LONG time to have cystitis, if it doesn't clear up by itself after about 3 days then you HAVE to take antibiotics or it can turn into a kidney infection and trust me you don't want one of those! I have had cystitis before and taken trimethoprim for it and was absolutely fine, no problems at all. Drug companies have to be super careful not to get sued so they list every single possibly side effect - never mind the fact that you are incredibly incredibly unlikely to ever get it. My mum, I, my best friend have all taken trimethoprim with no problems - it is one of the most widely prescribed drugs out there! Also, only taking one tablet and not completing the course can lead bacteria to become antibiotic-resistant which means they are much more difficult to treat. I can only emphasise again - cystitis is really unpleasant but kidney infections are much worse - take the trimethoprim, finish your course and it will go away! As for your bad stomach, antibiotics can upset your stomach - take natural yoghurt/yakult type drinks to settle it down again :) Answered by Tatyana Mayrant 1 year ago.


What would drug would you use to treat a E. coli causative urinary tract infection UTI? trimethoprim (Trimpex?
i was reading a book that said SxT or tetracycline is standard for typical E. coli infections.... This seems to contradict the internet findings... but if it is trimethoprim i also read 10-20% of E.coli infections will be resistant to trimethoprim??? then whats the treatment? Thanks Asked by Velia Doring 1 year ago.

Trimethoprim is very concentrated in the urine, cheap(!) and 85-95% effective. A culture can be ordered to see what the microbe is susceptible to. Pathogenic E coli strains of the GI tract are treated differently. Trimethoprim doesnt get excreted in the feces too much, but tetracycline is excreted in the feces and it isnt absorbed all that well to begin with (hence its good for GI infection). Answered by Leota Oen 1 year ago.

e. Coli is the most common form of uti. Sulfa-trimethoprim is a first line treatment for uti. Tetracycline is not. It is virtually never used to treat uti's. Some ecoli will be resistant to sulfa drugs, typically that's why a urine culture is done with testing for antibiotics and which rhe bacteria are susceptible too. Occasionally the bacteria is resistant and you have to pick a new antiobiotic. Answered by Thomasine Malkowski 1 year ago.


I was Prescribed Trimethoprim for a kidney infection 4 days ago, i have been taking them 2 times a day but i?
feel sick and lightheaded all the time, is this normal to feel like this on these tablets? i still have kidney pain and after 4 days i would have thought they would have started to work. should i stop them, i feel worse taking them than not. Asked by Venita Seki 1 year ago.

It would be extremely unusual, if it ever happens, to be prescribed trimethoprim alone, so I presume you mean trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Which doesn't normally make folks feel sick and lightheaded, but it commonly has GI side effects, and the important thing is that it's making you feel sick and lightheaded. (Or isn't working, and your kidney infection is making you feel this way as it gets worse). You shouldn't just stop the drug, but you should let your doctor know you can't tolerate it, that you still have kidney pain, and ask for a different and stronger antibiotic. There are many other choices available that may have fewer side effects and may be more effective; ciprofloxacin comes to mind as a common one that ought not to be too expensive since it's generic. If they've done a culture to determine what's causing the infection and what antibiotics it's susceptible to, they can choose a drug that's more certain to work. Answered by Alfreda Cornmesser 1 year ago.

I couldn't just sit around and do nothing like my doctors suggested. They didn't want me to do anything or to take herbs or herbal remedies, but I had to try something - they just wanted me to do dialysis! This program allowed me to take control of my health. I went from Stage 4 to Stage 3 kidney disease. It was easy to do and my BUN, creatinine and anemia are all in better ranges. Reversing Your Kidney Disease? Answered by Zaida Stropes 1 year ago.


Is this just a really bad Sulfameth/Trimethoprim side effect? PLEASE HELP!?
I have been on Bactrim DS for over a week- when I was only one day from being done with it(yesterday, thanksgiving day) I started getting a rash on my arms associated with a fever. Little by little its getting worse and now the rash is getting more angry , spreading all over my body and I just dont know what to... Asked by Normand Bowdish 1 year ago.

I have been on Bactrim DS for over a week- when I was only one day from being done with it(yesterday, thanksgiving day) I started getting a rash on my arms associated with a fever. Little by little its getting worse and now the rash is getting more angry , spreading all over my body and I just dont know what to do! Could this be because of the side effect, or could I have another ailment? Would going to the urgent care and being put on steroids help? PLEASE HELP ME! Answered by Rosanna Macmanus 1 year ago.

I have the same problem... I have been taking Sulfameth/Trimethoprim for 10 days. I finished my last pill yesterday too. I am also taking another antibiotic (clindamycin). Today I woke up with a rash/hives all over my body. It is on my neck, face, back, legs and arms. I look like I have a sunburn on my neck and face and little red bumps on my legs and arms. I first noticed the rash on my neck. I don't have any pain, no itching and no fever. I went to urgent care and they said it was an allergic reaction to the medicine. The doctor said to stop taking the medicine (in my case I still have a couple days left on the clindamycin) and I should be fine in in a few days. He also said sometimes the hives can last a week. He said the steroids would only be helpful if I was itching but I am not itching. He recommended benadryl. I was also taking Clindamycin so I don't know if it was the Sulfameth/TM or the Clindamycin. The nurse said a lot of people have reactions to the Salfameth/TM. I still have the rash so I don't know if this is the answer for me or not. I have been searching the internet for answers too and I saw your post, so I wanted to pass on my info. I hope it helps. Answered by Ja Tunstall 1 year ago.

read Stevens–Johnson syndrome in wikipedia Answered by Marylouise Shorrock 1 year ago.


Can I take codeine and trimethoprim together? ?
Thanks everyone. Very helpful :) Tweetybird, I have already contacted NHS Direct to ask them as there are no pharmacies open near me at 9.30pm. After taking 20 minutes to take my details they have kept me waiting nearly two hours for an answer. Most websites that discuss these two drugs together are in pharmacy... Asked by Jesse Manganello 1 year ago.

Thanks everyone. Very helpful :) Tweetybird, I have already contacted NHS Direct to ask them as there are no pharmacies open near me at 9.30pm. After taking 20 minutes to take my details they have kept me waiting nearly two hours for an answer. Most websites that discuss these two drugs together are in pharmacy speak and as I am not a pharmacist I dont really understand. I was hoping someone would point me in the direction of a reliable website which two of you have. I'm still not going to take them together until NHS ring me back but the general consensus is useful. Thank you Answered by Jeanette Osterlund 1 year ago.

Trimethoprim is not listed as interacting with any type of pain killer. You can take them together. Answered by Barabara Mcgoey 1 year ago.

It is safe to take trimethoprim and codeine conjunctively. There are no contraindications between them. Do not drink alcohol with the antibiotic, and you will be fine. Answered by Remedios Lotto 1 year ago.


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