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What Is Trimethoprim?
Trimethoprim is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It’s most commonly used against urinary tract infections, although it can also be used to treat other bacterial infections such as outer ear infections and some types of diarrhea.
Trimethoprim works by stopping the growth of bacteria by inhibiting an enzyme that bacteria need to produce DNA. Which stops the bacteria from multiplying.
It is often combined with other drugs like an antibiotic called sulfamethoxazole. Together, they form the combination drug known as co-trimoxazole (brand names include Bactrim, Septra). This combination helps broaden the spectrum of bacterial targets and can help prevent bacterial resistance.
What Is Trimethoprim Used For?
Trimethoprim is typically prescribed for treating bacterial infections. This antibiotic won’t work on viral infections such as a cold or flu.
Primarily it’s used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) that are caused by bacteria but it can also be prescribed for other bacteria.
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear infections (Otitis Media)
- Sinus infections
- Respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, pneumonia)
- Gastrointestinal tract infections (traveler’s diarrhea)
- Skin and soft tissue infections
In some cases, trimethoprim (when combined with sulfamethoxazole) can be used to prevent certain types of pneumocystis pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems (such as people with HIV/AIDS).
What Are the Side Effects of Trimethoprim?
The most common side effects of Trimethoprim include:
- Skin rash
- Loss of appetite
- Changes in taste
- Sun sensitivity
- Muscle or joint pain
More serious side effects may include:
- Blood disorders
- Liver problems
- Kidney issues
- Allergic reactions
- Serious skin reactions
- Hyperkalemia Kidney
The above list of possible side effects from Trimethoprim is not exhaustive. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking the antibiotic seek immediate medical attention.
Also if you have any concerns about potential interactions with other medications you are taking, contact your doctor for further information.
How to Take Trimethoprim?
When taking Trimethoprim, it is essential to follow precisely the instructions of your doctor. This includes the dosage, how long it needs to be taken, the frequency, and any other instructions.
The dosage is tailored based on individual medical conditions, age, and, in children, weight considerations.
Take the medication as prescribed and do not stop taking it until advised by your doctor even if you feel better or your symptoms disappear. Stopping the antibiotic course early may result in a return of the infection.
Always consult with your physician or other qualified health providers about medical concerns. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on what you read on this website.
If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.
Frequently asked questions
Is Trimethoprim Safe?
Yes, trimethoprim is generally considered safe when used as directed and prescribed by a healthcare provider. However, it can have some side effects so it is important to follow the instructions closely and seek medical attention if you experience any serious side effects.
What to Avoid While Taking Trimethoprim?
While taking trimethoprim, it is important to avoid drinking alcohol as it may cause the drug to be less effective and enhance certain side effects such as dizziness or an upset stomach. It is also important to let your doctor know of any other medications you are taking (including prescription medication, OTC medication, and even supplements) as some drugs can interact with trimethoprim and cause serious side effects.
Can You Get Trimethoprim Over-the-Counter?
No, trimethoprim is a prescription antibiotic and it is not available over-the-counter (OTC). To get Trimethoprim you will first need to obtain a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider such as DrHouse.
Can I Get Trimethoprim Online?
Yes, you can get Trimethoprim online. DrHouse offers online prescriptions for trimethoprim, allowing you to get your medication conveniently and quickly. All you need to do is sign up, download our app, and start an on-demand online consultation with one of our healthcare providers. After a short consultation, they will be able to provide you with a prescription for Trimethoprim if necessary. This can then be filled at your local pharmacy or you can get it delivered to your door.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Trimethoprim?
Getting an online prescription for Trimethoprim with DrHouse is easy and convenient. All you need to do is sign up on our website and download the DrHouse app. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to start an on-demand consultation with one of our licensed healthcare providers who will then determine if Trimethoprim is the right medication for you.
If it is, they will provide you with a prescription which can then be filled at your local pharmacy or delivered to your door.
Is It Legal to Prescribe Trimethoprim Online?
Yes, it is legal to prescribe Trimethoprim online in the United States.
At DrHouse, all of our healthcare providers are licensed and qualified to dispense medications online. Before prescribing any medication, they will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history and current condition. This ensures that you get the right treatment for your particular case.
How Long Does It Take To Get a Prescription for Trimethoprim?
Getting a prescription for Trimethoprim with DrHouse is quick and easy. All you need to do is sign up, download the app, and start an on-demand consultation with one of our online doctors. The average wait time for a consultation is 15 minutes or less, and the consultation itself will depend on your particular medical history and condition. After the consultation, you will be able to get a prescription for Trimethoprim if appropriate.
You can then choose to have the medication delivered directly to your door or to pick it up at your local pharmacy.
Are there any circumstances where an online prescription for Trimethoprim may not be provided?
Yes, there are a few situations where an online prescription for Trimethoprim may not be provided. These include if the healthcare provider feels that it is medically inappropriate to do so, or if you have certain medical conditions which require further investigation or tests before any medication can be prescribed. In these cases, the healthcare provider will provide appropriate advice and guidance on what to do next.