What is TMP (Trimethoprim) used for?
TMP (Trimethoprim) works by eliminating bacteria responsible for infections of the urinary tract, and may also treat traveler's diarrhea. It is also used together with other drugs as a treatment for pneumonia. This medication is a type of antibiotic, which will only treat bacterial infections, and not viral infections.
How should I use TMP (Trimethoprim)?
TMP (Trimethoprim) tablets are taken by mouth, with or without food. You should consult your physician so that the correct amount required to treat your condition can be prescribed, and only take the amount prescribed to you. Some patients may be told to take this drug once or twice per day, however you should only take the amount prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of TMP (Trimethoprim)?
Some side effects of TMP (Trimethoprim) include:
If any of these side effects worsens, or if more serious side effects occur, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using TMP (Trimethoprim). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.