• What type of medicine is this?

    • Sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim is a  combination of antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body.

    • What is the medicine used for?

    • Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim is a combination drug that treats bacterial infections of the lungs, ear, urinary tract, and travellers’ diarrhoea. This medicine will only treat or prevent bacterial infections.
      This is prescription medicine and you should only use it when your healthcare provider recommends it. You should not take this medicine if you have severe liver or kidney disease.

    • How to take this medicine?

      • Sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim comes as a tablet and as a suspension to be taken by the mouth. It is usually taken twice a day and sometimes up to four times a day.
      • It is also given by intravenous drip into the vein and even as a liquid.
      • Do not take more than the required dose. If you forgot to take your dose, and it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
    • What are the side-effects?

    • The following are unpleasant effects that you may experience while using sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim :

      • Vomiting.
      • Loss of appetite.

      Tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible if you:

      • Experience seriously itching.
      • Have yellowing of the skin or eyes.
      • Are experiencing muscle pain.
      • Have any unusual bleeding.
    • What to know before taking this medicine?

    • Before you take this medicine, inform your healthcare provider if you have any conditions that may increase your risk of having side-effects or that may make this medicine unsafe for you.

      • Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, because the drug can harm a baby in the womb.
      • Tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to this medicine or other medications.
      • Drink plenty of water when you are taking this medication to prevent kidney stones.