Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that can treat urinary tract infection. Sometimes cataracts pass by themselves, but in many cases the medicine is necessary. This applies, for example, if the inflammation has developed into renal insufficiency.
Trimethoprim is specifically designed for the treatment of urinary tract infection and is therefore highly effective. This means that most people already see an improvement in symptoms within 24 hours.
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How does Trimethoprim work?
The medicine contains the active ingredient Trimethoprim, which helps to fight UTI by inhibiting the formation of folic acid in the bacteria. Folic acid is necessary for the metabolism and development of the bacterium, and without this acid, they will not survive and spread. The bacteria, therefore, becomes inhibited so that inflammation can be combated and the body can regain its natural balance.
How long does the treatment last?
It is individual how long the treatment lasts. This depends, for example, on whether the infection has developed into renal congestion and whether you are male or female. The treatment of urinary tract infection for women is relatively short and usually lasts for 3 days while for men the treatment may last for up to 14 days. The treatment may also be longer than 3 days for women in cases where the infection has spread to the kidneys.
The treatment can also be used as a preventive treatment for recurrent UTIs. Then you take a smaller dose but over a longer period of time to get rid of this troublesome problem. Always follow your doctor’s instructions on how long you should continue treatment and never stop treatment before the agreed time without consulting your doctor even if the symptoms have disappeared.
How do you use Trimethoprim?
The medicine is available in tablet form and in a mixture to be mixed in liquid. The tablet form is the most common for urinary tract infection and the usual dose is 200 mg, but there is also Trimethoprim 100 mg for long-term treatment of urinary tract infection.
It is not necessary to take the tablets with food, but they should be taken with a glass of water to rinse them down.
Short-term treatment of urinary tract infection:
2 tablets of 200 mg twice daily.
For the treatment of children, see the package leaflet or follow the GPs instructions.
Long-term treatment of urinary tract infection:
1 tablet of 100 mg once daily.
Follow the doctor’s instructions or package leaflet for the dose for children.
Can you take too much Trimethoprim?
If you accidentally take too many Trimethoprim tablets, consult a pharmacist, play or go to the emergency room if you feel uncomfortable. A headache, nausea, swelling of the face and diarrhoea may be symptoms of an overdose of the drug. Therefore, you should be careful when and how many tablets you take from this medicine.
If you forget to take a dose, avoid taking a double dose next time and continue treatment as usual. If you have multiple doses, consult your doctor for further guidance.
Possible side effects
As with other medicines, some side effects may occur with Trimethoprim. Not everyone experiences side effects, but it’s still a good idea to know about them in advance, before taking any treatment. There are not more than 10 out of 100 people who experience some of the most common side effects. These are as follows:
- Inflammation of the tongue
In addition, in rare cases, some users experience more serious side effects such as severe skin rashes, severe allergic reactions or anemia. Always read the package leaflet before starting treatment.
Who is not suitable for Trimethoprim treatment?
There are several situations where treatment with this medicine is not recommended. You should not use treatment if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have renal impairment
- Have impaired liver function
- Suffer from certain blood disorders
- Suffer from folic acid deficiency
- Taking some types of drugs that should not be taken with Trimethoprim
- Always inform your doctor about your health, symptoms and other medicines you are taking. Then it can be considered whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
When should you get Trimethoprim?
Sometimes urinary tract infection passes over within a few days. If this is not the case, or the inflammation has spread to renal congestion, antibiotics like Trimethoprim are a very good solution. To get this antibiotic, you must get a prescription from your doctor as you do not get Trimetoprim without a prescription. Prescription and medicine can be obtained from your own GP, or you can order this quickly and easily at a online clinic after a brief medical consultation.
Trimethoprim and alcohol
Yes, you can drink alcohol in moderate amounts while being treated for urinary tract infection.
Some types of antibiotics should not be taken at all while drinking alcohol. This applies, among other things, to certain types of antibiotics used for vomiting. Trimethoprim, however, belongs to a group of antibiotics that are not impaired by the use of alcohol, and you can take a glass while you are being treated with this medicine.
How do you start the treatment?
If you have symptoms of Cystitis that do not go away by itself relatively quickly, contact a doctor or an online clinic. Here a doctor will assess if antibiotic treatment is necessary or not.
If you are approved for treatment, you will receive a prescription for Trimethoprim. If you’re going to your own doctor, you can pick up the medicine at the pharmacy. If you have received a prescription online you will be able to order the medicine that you will receive directly at your door.
Then you take your treatment as prescribed for the period recommended by the doctor.
Even after a day or two, you will often notice major improvements to the bad symptoms. If you still have signs of infection after treatment is over, consult your doctor again. In some cases, treatment may be extended.
Buying Cystitis medicines online
Treatment for urinary tract infection such as Trimethoprim is a prescription drug, so you must conduct an electronic consultation with a professional medical doctor to ensure that this is the best treatment option for you and your body. Should the doctor print a prescription, the medicine will be sent directly to you by mail. This is an easy and quick procedure for those who do not want to go to your local pharmacy.