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I've been taking hiprex twice daily and I feel a UTI coming on, I've started on alprim, Do I stop hiprex whilst on alprim? Thanks kindly

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Probably stop it...

...but check with your doctor. Also ask whether trimethoprim (Alprim) is the best antibiotic at this point.
It's somewhat unusual treatment for UTI; trimethoprim plus sulfamethoxazole (e.g. Bactrim) usually is preferred. (However, I'm not familar with usual practice in Australia). In any case, your doctor may want a urine culture to know the exact bacteria and best antibiotic. Good luck!

In brief: Probably stop it...

...but check with your doctor. Also ask whether trimethoprim (Alprim) is the best antibiotic at this point.
It's somewhat unusual treatment for UTI; trimethoprim plus sulfamethoxazole (e.g. Bactrim) usually is preferred. (However, I'm not familar with usual practice in Australia). In any case, your doctor may want a urine culture to know the exact bacteria and best antibiotic. Good luck!
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