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Cotrimoxazole Tablet

Manufacturer: Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 29, 2019

Cotrimoxazole tablet helps in treating urinary tract infections, bacterial infections, and urinary tract bacterial infections. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it. Before using this tablet tell your doctor if:

  • You are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements.
  • You are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
  • You have any upcoming surgeries.

Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions. This medication should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Bacterial Infections

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Hypersensitivity

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must take medical help before consulting the doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact the doctor in case of overdose.

This tablet causes inhibition of the enzymatic alteration of pteridine and p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) into dihydropteroic acid. It competes with PABA for combining with dihydrofolate synthetase. This is an intermediate of the tetrahydrofolic acid (THF) synthesis. After Trimethoprim combines to dihydrofolate reductase it brings about inhibition of dihydrofolic acid (DHF) reduction into tetrahydrofolic acid (THF). Tetrahydrofolic acid is an important predecessor to thymidine synthesis and hindrance with the synthesis of pathway brings about inhibition of bacterial DNA synthesis.

Ques: What is Cotrimoxazole Tablet?

Ans: Cotrimoxazole Tablet is a medication which has Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by killing or slowing the growth of sensitive bacteria.

Ques: What are the uses of Cotrimoxazole Tablet?

Ans: Cotrimoxazole Tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Urinary tract bacterial infections and Respiratory tract bacterial infections.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Cotrimoxazole Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include Cephalalgia, Headache, Anaemia, Vomiting, Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Thrush, Diarrhoea, High levels of potassium in the blood, Skin rashes, Sore throats or mouth ulcers, Stomatitis, Folate deficiency, and Blood disorders.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Cotrimoxazole Tablet?

Ans: Cotrimoxazole Tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Cotrimoxazole Tablet
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