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Trimethoprim is an antibiotic treatment for cystitis - a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is available in tablet form as well as a liquid oral suspension.
Long-Term Use for Recurrent Cystitis: For individuals who experience recurrent cystitis, Trimethoprim may be prescribed as a long-term preventive treatment.
Obtaining a Trimethoprim Prescription: Before ordering Trimethoprim online through Prescription Doctor, you'll be required to answer a series of medical questions. This ensures our doctors can safely prescribe the medication for you.
Cystitis is a bacterial infection affecting the urinary tract. It is commonly referred to as a urinary tract infection (UTI) or water infection.
Women are at a higher risk of developing UTIs compared to men. This is due to anatomical differences, such as the shorter distance between the urethra and anus, as well as the length of the urethra itself in women.
Cystitis is typically caused when bacteria, most commonly E. coli, enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder, causing inflammation.
Sexual Activity and Cystitis: Although not classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), UTIs often occur following sexual intercourse. To minimise the risk, it's advisable to urinate as soon as possible after sex to flush out any bacteria that may have entered the urethra.
Conditions like diabetes and multiple sclerosis can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI.
While less common, men can also develop cystitis. If symptoms are present, it's crucial to consult a GP to determine the underlying cause.
Trimethoprim works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing a urinary tract infection. It interferes with the production of tetrahydrofolic acid, which is required for the synthesis of bacterial proteins.
This prevents the bacteria from replicating, which inhibits the spread of the infection.
Like other antibiotic treatments, it is important to complete your course of antibiotics, even if your symptoms clear. If you do not complete your antibiotic treatment course as prescribed, you could increase the risk of the infection returning.
Sometimes, your doctor may require a urine sample to determine whether the bacterium is resistant to Trimethoprim or not.
For the treatment of Cystitis, take 200mg of Trimethoprim twice daily for between 3 and 14 days. Your doctor will advise you specifically on your starting dosage and how many days you should take Trimethoprim for.
Trimethoprim 200mg tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Always take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
If you forget your dose of Trimethoprim, take the missed dose as soon as you remember and continue to take your medicine as normal.
Do not take more Trimethoprim to make up for the dose you missed.
If you accidentally take too much Trimethoprim, contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department.
All medicines have the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody gets them. Understanding the risks associated with your treatment and being vigilant of side effects is important to your care.
The full list of Trimethoprim side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.
Side effects of Trimethoprim may include:
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects associated with Trimethoprim. Further information regarding the safety of Trimethoprim, including a complete list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.
If you experience any side effects, whether listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform your doctor or consult a pharmacist.
Trimethoprim might not be suitable for you. During your consultation, please inform our doctors if you:
For more details on Trimethoprim, you can visit the NHS page.
Do not take Trimethoprim if you are allergic to trimethoprim or any of its ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
This treatment contains lactose - please contact your doctor before using this medicine if you are known to have lactose intolerance.
If you experience the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop taking the medicine and speak to your doctor as soon as possible. Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.
Signs of an allergic reaction include:
Please inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken other medicines, including those on prescription, acquired over the counter or herbal health supplements. It is especially important to inform our doctors if you are taking any of the following medications:
For more information on drug interactions, you can refer to BNF by NICE.
If you are pregnant, speak to your doctor before taking Trimethoprim.
Trimethoprim passes into breast milk, though it is not considered to be harmful to your baby. If you are worried about taking Trimethoprim while breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always read the patient information leaflet before you start taking Trimethoprim.
Do not take Trimethoprim past the expiry date printed on the packaging.
Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy for them to dispose it safely.
Always store medicines out of the sight and reach of children and pets.
Never share medicine prescribed for you with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.
Trimethoprim does not interact with hormonal contraceptives, including the morning after pill. If you experience diarrhoea or vomiting after taking Trimethoprim, your contraceptive may be affected. Check the patient information leaflet which comes with your pill for information on what to do if you are sick or experience diarrhoea.
If you become pregnant while taking Trimethoprim, stop taking the treatment and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
It is considered safe to drink within moderation while taking Trimethoprim. Alcohol does not affect the efficacy of the medicine. However, alcohol consumption can increase the risk of side effects, or make side effects, such as dizziness, headache or stomach ache, worsen. Therefore, you should limit or avoid alcohol consumption while taking Trimethoprim.
There is currently limited evidence to suggest that cranberry juice or apple cider vinegar can effectively treat cystitis.
No - Trimethoprim 200mg is an antibiotic which must be prescribed by a doctor and is therefore not available over the counter in the UK.
Trimethoprim should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, if you experience dizziness, fatigue, or visual disturbances after taking Trimethoprim, you should not drive or operate machinery until you feel better.
You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve the pain of cystitis while taking Trimethoprim. If you are unsure about taking Trimethoprim alongside other medicines, speak to your doctor.
While Nitrofurantoin and Trimethoprim are antibiotics used to treat cystitis, they are not the same. If you are unsure which one is most suitable for you, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist.
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