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Trimethoprim is an effective medication for both killing bacteria commonly associated with cystitis and other urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Taking Trimethoprim twice a day over a three day period can provide fast and effective relief from the symptoms of cystitis in women.
WHAT IS TRIMETHOPRIM?
Trimethoprim is an effective antibiotic treatment used for a variety of bacterial infections, and works to stop the growth of bacteria in the body, allowing your body to fight against the infection.
HOW TO TAKE TRIMETHOPRIM
Trimethoprim should be taken as soon as you recognise the symptoms and have been diagnosed with cystitis. The sooner you begin your course of cystitis medication, the less severe your infection is likely to be.
Trimethoprim capsules can be taken for both acute and long-term infections. They should be swallowed whole, and can be taken with or without food.
Take one tablet twice a day for three days. Aim to take the tablets at the same time each day. As it is an antibiotic treatment, you should complete your entire course of cystitis medication even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared beforehand.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE A TABLET?
You should aim to complete your medication fully within the three-day period, but missing a dosage is nothing to worry about. If this does happen, simply take a dose when you remember or skip that dosage if you are close to the time when you should be taking your next tablet. Never take two tablets together to compensate for a missed dosage.
As with most prescription medication, there is a risk of side effects when you take Trimethoprim. These side effects are usually temporary and mild to moderate. Side effects may include:
If you experience any of these side effects after you have completed your antibiotic medication, seek advice from your GP.
If you are taking any other medication, consult your pharmacist or GP before starting a course of antibiotics. Medications such as Digoxin, Ciclosporin, Repaglinide and diuretics should not be taken alongside Trimethoprim.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or allergic to any of the active ingredients contained within the medication, consult your GP before choosing the treatment.
You should also be wary if you have a folate deficiency, have impaired hepatic function or suffer from kidney or liver disease.
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