Trimethoprim 200mg Antibiotic Tablets

£19.99

Trimethoprim 200mg is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works by killing bacteria found in the body that may be causing the infection. Simply complete the short 3-day course of these Antibiotic Trimethoprim tablets and your Cystitis infection should be completely resolved.

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Trimethoprim 200mg Antibiotic Tablets

Trimethoprim 200mg is a type of antibacterial medicine which works by killing bacteria, helping to rid the body of infection. Antibiotic Trimethoprim tablets may be used to treat a wide range of infections including Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) such as Cystitis. Trimethoprim is a broad spectrum antibiotic, Trimethoprim for UTI works by killing off bacteria found in the body, which may be the cause of infection.

Please note the recommended treatment for UTI or Cystitis is now Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules.

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It’s a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern.

Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a few days. But some people experience episodes of cystitis frequently and may need regular or long-term treatment.

There’s also a chance that cystitis could lead to a more serious kidney infection in some cases, so it’s important to seek medical advice if your symptoms don’t improve.

Do not take Trimethoprim tablets and tell your doctor if you:

– are allergic (hypersensitive) to trimethoprim or any of the other ingredients in the tablet
– are pregnant
– experience any blood disorder
– have severe kidney disease
– have severe liver disease

How do I take Trimethoprim?

Always take Trimethoprim tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or
pharmacist. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at the same times each day.
Trimethoprim taken twice daily (10-12 hours apart), with or without food for three days to treat cystitis.

Do not stop taking Trimethoprim tablets because you feel better. Take the tablets for the full length of treatment
or your problem may come back.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects are nausea / vomitting, headaches and rashes. Finally, please read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

UTI & Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.

It’s a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern.

Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a few days. But some people experience episodes of cystitis frequently and may need regular or long-term treatment.

There’s also a chance that cystitis could lead to a more serious kidney infection in some cases, so it’s important to seek medical advice if your symptoms don’t improve.

Signs and symptoms of cystitis

pain, burning or stinging when you pee
needing to pee more often and urgently than normal
urine that’s dark, cloudy or strong smelling
pain low down in your tummy
feeling generally unwell, achy, sick and tired

See a GP if:

you’re not sure whether you have cystitis
your symptoms don’t start to improve within 3 days
you get cystitis frequently
you have severe symptoms, such as blood in your urine, a fever or pain in your side
you’re pregnant and have symptoms of cystitis
you’re a man and have symptoms of cystitis
your child has symptoms of cystitis
A GP should be able to diagnose cystitis by asking about your symptoms.

They may test a sample of your urine for bacteria to help confirm the diagnosis.

What causes cystitis?

Most cases are thought to occur when bacteria that live harmlessly in the bowel or on the skin get into the bladder through the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body).

It’s not always clear how this happens.

But some things can increase your risk of getting it, including:

having sex
wiping your bottom from back to front after going to the toilet
having a urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder)
being younger than 1 or older than 75
being pregnant
using a diaphragm for contraception
having diabetes
having a weakened immune system
Women may get cystitis more often than men because their anus (back passage) is closer to their urethra and their urethra is much shorter, which means bacteria may be able to get into the bladder more easily.

Treatments for cystitis
If you have been having mild symptoms for less than 3 days or you have had cystitis before and don’t feel you need to see a GP, you may want to treat your symptoms at home or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Until you’re feeling better, it may help to:

take paracetamol or ibuprofen
drink plenty of water
hold a hot water bottle on your tummy or between your thighs
avoid having sex
pee frequently
wipe from front to back when you go to the toilet
gently wash around your genitals with a skin-sensitive soap
Some people believe that cranberry drinks and products that reduce the acidity of their urine (such as sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate) will help.
If you see a GP and they diagnose you with cystitis, you’ll usually be prescribed a course of antibiotics to treat the infection. These should start to have an effect within a day or 2.

Further Information

Patient information leaflet

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Trimethoprim tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following effects or any effects not listed.

STOP taking this medicine and contact your doctor or go toyour nearest hospital casualty department IMMEDIATELY if you notice any of the following symptoms:
• difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat
• chest pain, shock, fainting or collapse
• blistering/peeling of the skin, skin eruptions/lesions, deep swelling of the skin (angioedema)
• pancreatitis (signs may include a sudden, severe upper abdominal pain)

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
• high levels of potassium in the blood (may result in abnormal heart rhythm) Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• feeling and being sick, diarrhoea
• headache
• skin rashes, urticaria
• anaemia (may cause you to feel tired and look pale), sore throats or mouth ulcers (due to a decrease in white blood cells), thrush

For a full list of Side effects pleasesee patient information leaflet.