Trimethoprim (Bactrim) Marketing InformationTrimethoprim is sold in pharmcies as "Bactrim". It is also possible to purchase Bactrim in online store. Usually it doesn't require doctor's receipt. Trimethoprim also can be sold as: Co-trimoxazole, Sulfamethoxazole, Septra, Septra Ds, Bactrim Ds, Ciplin, Ciplin Ds, Septrin.
Trimethoprim (Bactrim) General InformationTrimethoprim is effective in a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, renal and urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections, skin and wound infections, septicaemias and other infections caused by sensitive organisms.
Each Trimethoprim tablet contains 80 mg trimethoprim and 400 mg sulfamethoxazole.
Each Trimethoprim DS (double strength) tablet contains 160 mg trimethoprim and 800 mg sulfamethoxazole.
Trimethoprim (Bactrim) Recommendations
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Trimethoprim exactly as directed.
Urinary Tract Infections and Intestinal Inflammation
The usual adult dosage in the treatment of urinary tract infection is 1 Trimethoprim DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Trimethoprim tablets every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. The dosage for inflammation of the intestine is the same but is taken for 5 days.
Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis
The usual recommended dosage is 1 Trimethoprim DS (double strength tablet) or 2 Trimethoprim tablets every 12 hours for 14 days.
Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
The recommended dosage is 15 to 20 milligrams of trimethoprim and 75 to 100 milligrams of sulfamethoxazole per 2.2 pounds of body weight per 24 hours divided into equal doses every 6 hours for 14 to 21 days.
Prevention of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
The recommended dosage is 1 Trimethoprim DS (double strength tablet) once daily.
The usual recommended dosage is 1 Trimethoprim DS (double strength tablet), 2 Trimethoprim tablets, or 4 teaspoonfuls (20 milliliters) of Trimethoprim Pediatric Suspension every 12 hours for 5 days.
Trimethoprim (Bactrim) Precautions
Tell your doctor before taking Trimethoprim, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have liver or kidney problems; blood disorders; or asthma;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Trimethoprim (Bactrim) Ingredients
Active ingredients: trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.