Cotrimoxazole tablet: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Claris

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Trade name: Cotrimoxazole

Strength: Trimethoprim 160 mg, Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg.

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole

Category: Antibiotic

Pregnancy category: Trimethoprim and Sulphamethoxazole belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: C And US FDA pregnancy category D.

Uses: Cotrimoxazole tablet is used to treat pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, acute otitis media, urinary tract Infection, sinusitis, toxoplasmosis, meningitis

How to use: Take Cotrimoxazole tablet orally with or with out food. To clear infection completely use full prescribed length. Inform your doctor if any side effects occur.

Side Effects: Headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, stomach upset, stomach pain, skin sensitivity to sunlight, loss of appetite, changes in taste, cough

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Dosage: Daily two tablets for one to two weeks

Written by: : team

Date last updated: March 18th, 2016

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