Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Trimethoprim exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Trimethoprim at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
Trimethoprim is best taken with food to minimise any stomach discomfort that it may cause.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease.
If you are taking Trimethoprim for prolonged periods, your doctor may give you folic acid supplements to be taken together with Trimethoprim.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Alert your doctor if you have folic acid deficiency or a blood disorder known as megaloblastic anaemia.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Trimethoprim is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
Trimethoprim is also used for the prevention and treatment of traveller's diarrhoea.
Trimethoprim is used together with another medicine called dapsone for the treatment of a chest infection known as Pneumocystis jiroveci (also known as Pneumocystis carinii) pneumonia.
What side effects could I experience?
Commonly, Trimethoprim may cause rash, itch, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach discomfort and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
If your rashes worsen or if you develop breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop the medicine and alert your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Avoid excessive exposure to the sun or to UV lamps while you are being treated with Trimethoprim as this medicine may cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun or to UV lamps.
Alert your doctor if you develop fever, sore throat, severe mouth ulcers, or if your fingernails, lips or skin become pale or bluish while you are being treated with Trimethoprim.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking phenytoin, a medicine used to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures).
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.