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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Trimethoprim (Overview)

Trimethoprim is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
126 doctors shared insights

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?

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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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