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Trimethoprim Tablet 200mg - Trimethoprim is a type of antibacterial medicine which works by killing bacteria. Trimethoprim tablets may be used:
Trimethoprim Tablet 200mg - Always take Trimethoprim tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at the same times each day.
Severe or sudden infections: (e.g. uncomplicated bacterial cystitis in women) treatment will usually be between 3-14 days, according to the type and severity of infection. Your doctor may double your first dose.
Long-term treatment and prevention therapy:
Elderly: doses may be reduced in elderly patients, according to kidney function.
If you take more than you should:
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.
If you forget to take the tablets:
If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking the tablets:
Do not stop taking Trimethoprim tablets because you feel better. Take the tablets for as long as your doctor has told you or your problem may come back.
Trimethoprim Tablet 200mg - Do not take Trimethoprim tablets and tell your doctor if you:
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Trimethoprim tablets if you have:
Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Trimethoprim should not be used in pregnancy. If you are breast-feeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine, as it contains a type of sugar called lactose.
If you are having treatment over a long time, your doctor may carry out regular blood tests.
Trimethoprim Tablet 200mg - Like all medicines, Trimethoprim tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following effects or any effects not listed.
Contact your doctor at once if you get an allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, shock or collapse. Aseptic meningitis can occur in some patients. This may show as a combination of symptoms such as headache, fever, stiff neck, tiredness, feeling ill and your eyes become very sensitive to bright light.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed:
Blood: altered number and type of certain blood cells. If you get increased bruising, nose bleeds, sore throats or infections you should consult your doctor.
Stomach: feeling or being sick, this is usually mild and disappears after stopping the tablets.
Skin: sensitivity to light, skin rashes which may be itchy, severe skin reactions such as erythema multiforme (circular, irregular red patches), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash with flushing, fever, blisters or ulcers) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (severe rash involving reddening, peeling and swelling of the skin that resembles severe burns).
Muscles: muscle pain.
If you notice any side effects, they get worse or if you notice any not listed, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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