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Generic: trimethoprim
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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What is this medicine?

TRIMETHOPRIM (trye METH oh prim) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • anemia
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • poor nutrition
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to trimethoprim, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • dofetilide

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • ACE inhibitors like benazepril, enalapril, lisinopril, moexipril, quinapril, ramipril, and others
  • dapsone
  • digoxin
  • fluorouracil
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • phenytoin
  • procainamide
  • pyrimethamine
  • some diuretics
  • trimetrexate
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional as directed. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

               
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