What is Trimethoprim?
Urinary tract infections can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. If left untreated, they can also be dangerous. Trimethoprim is a drug that is used in the prevention and cure of these infections. It is a type of a synthetic antibiotic and it has been included on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines.
Why Choose Trimethoprim?
Trimethoprim is especially potent in targeting cystitis, which is a common type of bacterial infection that can cause a range of potentially distressing symptoms, including pain when you pass urine, a frequent need to urinate, dark and strong smelling urine, and pain during sexual intercourse. It can also leave you feeling generally achy, tired, sick and unwell. In addition, if left unchecked, there is a risk that cystitis can lead to a potentially serious kidney infections. It is therefore advisable to address these urinary tract infections quickly before they are able to develop. Trimethoprim is an effective and speedy treatment option that can help you to fight infections in this part of your body.
How Should I Take Trimethoprim?
You can take Trimethoprim on an empty stomach or with a meal. For the best results, you should aim to take the tablets at the same times each day.
Patient Information Leaflet
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. Patient information can be found here.