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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Trimethoprim (Overview)

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What does trimethoprim do to exert its bacteriostatic effect?

What does trimethoprim do to exert its bacteriostatic effect?

Binds to enzyme: It binds to an enzyme to inhibit a bacterial metabolic pathway. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Trimethoprim (Overview)

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I was given trimethoprim 200mg after my dr suspected kidney stones. What does this medication do exactly?

Here are some. ..: Trimethoprim apparently was given for preventing possible UTI -? related with ureteral obstruction by stone. Such use is reasonable for the patients with Hx of documented recurrent UTI/pyelonephritis, diabetes, Hx of pyonehrosis by stone, etc. Otherwise, antibiotic use indiscriminatingly for? Stone is unnecessary. With these in mind, a pro-counseling could be more meaningful & productive.... ...Read more

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Incise and drain: Hi. The cardinal treatment for an abscess is incision and drainage. Antibiotics play a role AFTER incision and drainage. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, among others, could be used, but without first incising and draining the abscess, they won't work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Please describe the medication: trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole?

Antibiotic: Treats or prevents infections. This medicine is a "sulfa drug" (sulfonamide). ...Read more

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My dr prescribed trimethoprim for UTI, I think I may be pregnant, will this harm the pregnancy? I was prescribed 6 200mg tablets to take over 3 days.

My dr prescribed trimethoprim for UTI, I think I may be pregnant, will this harm the pregnancy? I was prescribed 6 200mg tablets to take over 3 days.

Not recommended: It's not recommended if you are pregnant. But if you think you are pregnant, why haven't you done a test to find out if you are? ...Read more

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Can you use sulfameth trimethoprim for upper respiratory infection?

Can you use sulfameth trimethoprim for upper respiratory infection?

No, not with URI.: No, as the number one cause of URI is rhinovirus and as such, treatment is supportive. Tmp/smz is an antibiotic and is not indicated. ...Read more

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Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for? Can it be used for cold or congestion

Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for? Can it be used for cold or congestion

No: Tmp/smx or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a medication commonly used for skin or lung infections. Cold-like symptoms such as cough, congestion are more likely viral and will not respond to an antibiotic. Try using an antihistamine and decongestants to overcome your symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

How effective is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?

Trimeth-sulfameth: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is a sulfa drug. What has it been prescrbed for? For acne, there are better oral medications. For urinary tract infections they can work effectively. Many side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take trimethoprim while pregnant?

Is it safe to take trimethoprim while pregnant?

Yes: Generally we try to avoid using trimethoprim in pregnancy, especially if there is another antibiotic that would do the same job. Sometimes though trimethoprim is the best antibiotic choice for certain infections. It is safer earlier in pregnancy than later. ...Read more

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I am taking sulfa 800 mg trimethoprim 160 mg and I have a bad headache as a side effect. Can I take a Motrin 800 for this?

I am taking sulfa 800 mg trimethoprim 160 mg and I have a bad headache as a side effect. Can I take a Motrin 800 for this?

Motrin: Lbuprofen is a mild non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent and yes, it can be used as you suggested. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim?

What are the possible side effects of sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim?

Mostly allergy: The most common side effects are allergies including hives, anaphylaxis and erythema multiforme. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after ingesting sulfameth/trimethoprim?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after ingesting sulfameth/trimethoprim?

No time: Flagyl is the medication that is known to have severe issues if you drink alcohol however Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the medication that you are asking about is ok to drink in moderation of course. ...Read more

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Will I need to take trimethoprim every day for the rest of my life for cystitis?

Need more data: Daily antibiotics is a treatment for patients with 3 or more urinary tract infections per year. They prevent about 90% of infections reducing the rate significantly. There are other treatments. Control of constipation with laxatives reduces UTI by 85% in children. Vaginal estrogen if post menopausal is very effective. Make sure there is not an anatomical reason---bladder does not empty or oth. ...Read more

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Will my pill still work if I have taken trimethoprim for my cyistits?

Will my pill still work if I have taken trimethoprim for my cyistits?

Yes: These two medications do not interact so your birth control will continue to work. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations of an overdose of trimethoprim?

What are the manifestations of an overdose of trimethoprim?

Blood in the urine: Symptoms of overdose may include blood in urine; confusion; depression; dizziness; drowsiness; fever, chills, or sore throat; loss of consciousness; severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; severe or persistent headache or loss of appetite; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations of an overdose of trimethoprim?

Blood in the urine: Symptoms of overdose may include blood in urine; confusion; depression; dizziness; drowsiness; fever, chills, or sore throat; loss of consciousness; severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; severe or persistent headache or loss of appetite; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...Read more

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Trimethoprim tablets are ruining my appetite. Is this normal?

Trimethoprim tablets are ruining my appetite. Is this normal?

Loss of appetite is: Classified as "less common" with Trimethoprim. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/trimethoprim-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What would happen if I overdosed on trimethoprim; anything bad?

What would happen if I overdosed on trimethoprim; anything bad?

Lots of things: Why would anyone wnat to overdose on anything? A little bit of something may be beneficial while a lot of the some thing is poisonous. ...Read more

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Will my pill still work if I have taken trimethoprim for my cyistits?

Yes: These two medications do not interact so your birth control will continue to work. ...Read more

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I'm on 1 weeks course of trimethoprim 200mg would this affect my pill in any way?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and OCs: Some antibiotics may reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is not one known to have much, if any effect. However, it's not a bad idea to use additional protection while you are taking the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiecing these effects taking sulfamethoxzole / trimethoprim?

Sulfa: This combination of drugs are important for treating a number of infections. If your doctor has made a diagnosis of an infection and recommended the above therapies please take his/her advice. ...Read more

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Is it okay to breastfeed while taking sulfameth/ trimethoprim?

Is it okay to breastfeed while taking sulfameth/ trimethoprim?

Depends: We generally avoid using any using sulfa containing antibiotics in infants under 2 months due to an issue that can elevate jaundice. However, maternal use during lactation is usually okay. A little makes it into the milk, and if the baby were a premi, have jaundice, or have other health issues, I would avoid it in the first few months. ...Read more

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Will my pill (cerazette) still work if I'm taking trimethoprim for my cystitis at the same time?

Pill: Should not be an issue.
Stop by the pharmacy and the pharrnacist will walk you through your concerns.
They know this work well! ...Read more

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Incise and drain: Hi. The cardinal treatment for an abscess is incision and drainage. Antibiotics play a role AFTER incision and drainage. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, among others, could be used, but without first incising and draining the abscess, they won't work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any bad effect of smoking while on trimethoprim?

Are there any bad effect of smoking while on trimethoprim?

There are ALWAYS bad: Effects from smoking, whether on a sulfa antibiotic or not. However, smoking specifically reduces blood flow to many organs and has bad effects on our immune system, making it harder to fight infection. It also may have interactions with many drugs, including some antibiotics. In addition to treating your current infection, best thing you can do for your health is quit smoking now. There is help. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is safe to take sulfameth trimethoprim 800?

Yes, if no allergies: It is safe as long as you are not allergic to meds that contain sulfa. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trimethoprim overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Trimethoprim overdose?

Trimethoprim OD: Trimethoprim overdose can "cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, or depression." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/trimethoprim. Html ...Read more

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