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Bactrim Forte 800 160 | 10Tab
Bactrim Forte 800 160 | 10Tab

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What Bactrim/Bactrim forte???

Bactrim/Bactrim forte is a combination of two substances (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which together inhibit the metabolism of the bacterium, thereby exerting a bactericidal effect. 

 

indications

  • used for various infections of the urinary tract
  • deterioration of chronic respiratory infection
  • Other infections (such as dysentery, typhoid and paratyphoid fever) can also be treated with Bactrim/Bactrim forte
  • used in the prevention and treatment of infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii, especially in patients with a weakened immune system

 

What you need to know before you take Bactrim/Bactrim forte???

 Do not use Bactrim/Bactrim forte - 

  • if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or any of the other ingredients of Bactrim/Bactrim forte
  • if you have severe liver damage or a blood disorder
  • Bactrim/Bactrim forte must not be used in children under 6 weeks of age
  • if you have severely impaired kidney function
  • if you are being treated with dofetilide (used for cardiac rhythm disturbances). Sulfamethoxazole/Trimeth

 

Warnings and precautions 

  • If you have impaired kidney function or folic acid deficiency, you should ask your doctor for advice before commencing treatment with Bactrim/Bactrim forte.
  •  You must also ask your doctor for advice before commencing treatment with Bactrim/Bactrim forte if you are over 65 years old, malnourished or severely dehydrated. 
  • If you have cystic fibrosis, you should ask your doctor for advice before commencing treatment with Bactrim/Bactrim forte

 

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Bactrim/Bactrim forte must not be used during pregnancy unless the doctor has said so. There is a risk that the fetus may be affected. Bactrim/Bactrim forte must not be used during breastfeeding unless the doctor has said so. Bactrim/Bactrim forte passes into breast milk.

 

How to take Bactrim/Bactrim forte

  • Always use Bactrim/Bactrim forte as directed by your doctor.
  •  Never change the dose that has been prescribed yourself and never discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor. 
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are unsure.
  •  Shake the oral solution before use

 

Bactrim tablets or oral solution: 

  • Standard dose for adults and children over 12 years of age: 2 Bactrim tablets (or 20 ml oral solution) morning and evening
  • Standard dose for 
  • children under 12 years of age: 
  • Children aged 6 weeks to 5 months: 2.5 ml oral solution morning and evening 
  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years: 5 ml oral solution morning and evening 
  • Children aged 6 to 12 years: 1 Bactrim tablet (or 10 ml oral solution) morning and evening Bactrim forte:
  • Standard dose for adults and children over 12 years of age: 1 Bactrim forte tablet morning and evening For long-term treatment: 1 tablet per day 

 

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Bactrim/Bactrim forte can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common (occurring in more than 1 in 100 patients):

  •  nausea
  •  vomiting 
  •  elevated liver values (seen in blood tests)
  •  elevated renal values (seen in blood tests)
  •  skin rash
  •  skin inflammation and skin redness
  •  itching

Uncommon (occurring in more than 1 in 1,000 patients):

  •  fungal infections 
  •  seizures 
  •  diarrhoea 
  •  colitis
  •  hepatitis
  •  renal impairment 
  •  nettlerash

Rare (occurring in more than 1 in 10,000 but less than 1 in 1,000 patients)

  • effect on blood chemistry (e.g. agranulocytosis, see "Be especially careful with Bactrim/Bactrim forte")
  •  reduced blood sugar levels • functional neurological disturbances 
  • inflammation of the tongue and oral mucosa
  •  cholestasis
  •  crystals in the urine
  •  vasculitis 
  •  vascular pain

 

How to store Bactrim/Bactrim forte 

  • Bactrim oral solution must not be stored above 30 ºC
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
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