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Trimethoprim 200mg Tablets reviews
Trimethoprim 200mg Tablets FAQs
Trimethoprim tablets contain trimethoprim 200mg per tablet.
It is an antibiotic that helps to kill the bacteria that cause a number of infections including cystitis (also known as a water infection) or urinary tract infections. It is only available on prescription after a consultation with a Doctor. This can be done online.
It is the antibiotic of choice for Doctors and is effective in 90% of urine infections.
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Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that is causing the infection.
Other over the counter remedies like Cymalon, Cystopurin and Canesten Oasis, neutralise the acidity of the urine. It helps to reduce the burning, pain on urination and changes the acidic environment of the bladder making it harder for the bacteria to survive.
Trimethoprim and over-the-counter remedies can be taken together. Cymalon and other over the counter remedies will help to make the urine less acidic and ease discomfort whilst the antibiotics have a chance to take effect.
In adults, the dose of Trimethoprim is one tablet twice daily, in the morning and evening for three days.
You should not take more than two Trimethoprim tablets in a 24-hour period.
Finish the course of antibiotics - take all the tablets even if you start to feel better.
Symptoms should start to ease within 24 hours and should have gone after 3 days of treatment. If you still have symptoms after this time or they become worse then you need to see a doctor face to face.
Not all antibiotics can be used to treat the same infection. They work in different ways and some work on certain bacteria whilst others don’t.
Trimethoprim is excreted mostly in the urine which means its in high concentration where it is needed and is very effective against bacteria that cause urine infections.
If you are getting recurrent urine infections it is worth visiting your doctor so they can send a urine sample away for analysis and ensure there is no underlying cause for concern. For this reason we do not recommend you use trimethoprim regularly without speaking to your doctor.
As most courses of treatment are short (ranging from 3-5 days), most women do not suffer form any side effects at all. The most common unwanted effects are gastro intestinal, like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and a rash.
If a rash occurs then stop taking the tablets and see your doctor.
If you have forgotten to take a tablet, take one when you remember or if more than 24 hours has past, take the next tablet/capsule at the right time. Do not double up and take twice the dose.
Its important to take the tablets regularly and as the course is only for 3 days, it missing tablets could prolong the infection.
Taking first thing in the morning and last thing at night can help to remember or setting an alarm on your phone can also act as a prompt.
- An allergy to trimethoprim
- Kidney problems
- Blood disorder
The following indicate that the infection is no longer located in just in the bladder and may have progressed. If you have nay of the following you should see a doctor straight away
- Back pain – this may show the infection has now spread to the kidney(s)
- Fever, high temperature, shivering, hot and cold sensations
- Nausea, sickness and loss of appetite
- Flu like symptoms
If you are taking or have recently taken any of the following then you need to tell us in your consultation before you take trimethoprim tablets.
- Any other antibiotics
- Blood thinners like warfarin
- Medicines to prevent organ transplantation rejection like ciclosporin
- Heart medication like digoxin
- Epilepsy medication like phenytoin
- Malaria treatments like pyrimethamine
Unlike some antibiotics which can cause you to be sick and feel nausesous
Trimethoprim is not affected by alcohol.
It is important to remember that trimethoprim is a diuretic and it will flush the antibiotic out of your system quicker than usual making the treatment less likely to be effective.. It best to drink in moderation.
Trimethoprim is an prescription-only antibiotic. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of one course of treatment at one time. In addition, due to the need for a physical check-up if you are suffering with regular attacks of cystitis and the risk of bacterial resistance to antibiotics over time, our online prescribers will judge each case for the consultation notes and offer treatment and/or advice as appropriate.
Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Trimethoprim tablets are available for next day delivery.
Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Trimethoprim online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor. Our online prescribers always review your consultations thoroughly to ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible.
Just select 'Order Now' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GP's & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Trimethoprim to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be delivered to your door.
There are many advantages to buying Trimethoprim capsules online, some include:
It's quick & easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Trimethoprim and other cystitis treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.
Trimethoprim will not stop your contraceptive pill (combined or progesterone only) from working. Only two antibiotics called rifamapacin and rifabutin will reduce the effectiveness the contraceptive pill.
Trimethoprim is effective in 90% of cases and you should start to see a reduction in symptoms within 24 hours. If the symptoms have not reduced or got any better with 48 hours then you would need to see a doctor face to face.
They will take a urine sample and send it off for analysis, (it usually takes 2 days for the results to come back). They would then prescribe a specific antibiotic to your infection depending on the results.
Whilst you are waiting for the results the Doctor may prescribe another antibiotic like ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, co-amoxiclav or nitrofurantoin.
You can take trimethoprim safely with any over the counter painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol.
The urethra is the tube that links the bladder to the outside world.
This tube is a lot longer in men than it is in women and makes it unlikely for men to suffer from cystitis. Therefore if you are a man suffering from cystitis symptoms you need to see a Doctor for a check up as the infection can be more serious. The doctor will need to rule out enlarged or infected prostate possibility of a blockage or tumours. This applies not only to Trimethoprim but also to over the counter medicines as well.
Some women are prone to recurrent urinary tract infections and after visiting their Doctor they know the symptoms. Under these circumstances it is acceptable to have a small course of Trimethoprim at hand so you can treat an infection quickly. You would need to see your GP to get antibiotics to keep in case you get a UTI - we are only able to treat current cystitis online.
All antibiotics including Trimethoprim reduce the bacteria in the body. After a course of antibiotics the bacteria in the vagina can be greatly reduced and this can cause the naturally occurring fungus to overgrow leading to thrush symptoms. Treatment is simple and varies from a capsule you swallow to a short course of creams or pessaries you apply.
It is thought that cranberry juice, extract or containing products stop the bacteria binding to the wall of the bladder. The jury is still out on this even though there are some studies to show it is effective. However, current UK guidelines says that cranberry juice doesn’t treat the symptoms or cure cystitis.
While it is safe to take Trimethoprim alongside birth control medication, it has been linked with causing problems to unborn babies if taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is because Trimethoprim lowers the levels of folic acid in your bloodstream. If you need cystitis treatment during pregnancy, always see your GP to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective.
Trimethoprim is occasionally used to treat chest infections and other bacterial infections. As these can be caused by many different bacteria that are treated with different antibiotics, if you have a chest infection you should always see your GP for the most effective treatment.
Trimethoprim is one of the antibiotics that can be used to treat kidney infections. However, this will depend on the state of your kidneys and the severity of your infection, as the use of Trimethoprim is cautioned among those with impaired kidneys. If you have a kidney infection, it is important to see your GP as soon as possible.
You can find the symptoms of a kidney infection on NHS Choices.
For straightforward infections, women will normally take Trimethoprim for three days, while men and pregnant women will take it for 14 days (if their GP thinks it is suitable).
However, depending on the severity and frequency of your infection(s), you may be required to take a course of treatment for much longer.
Trimethoprim will typically remain in your system for 24-48 hours after your last tablet or capsule.