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Septrin (Cotrimoxazole) 480mg Tab

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Cotrimoxazole, also known as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, is a fixed-dose combination antibiotic medication. It consists of a mixture of two components: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, in the proportions of 5 to 1. These components work synergistically to produce a bactericidal or bacteriostatic action against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms as well as some protozoa. Additionally, cotrimoxazole is active against Pneumocystis carinii, a common opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals.

Cotrimoxazole, also known as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, is a fixed-dose combination antibiotic medication. It consists of a mixture of two components: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, in the proportions of 5 to 1. These components work synergistically to produce a bactericidal or bacteriostatic action against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms as well as some protozoa. Additionally, cotrimoxazole is active against Pneumocystis carinii, a common opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals.

Here are some key points about cotrimoxazole:

  • Uses: It is commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as pneumoniabronchitisurinary tract infections, and travelers’ diarrhea.
  • Mechanism of Action: Cotrimoxazole works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It inhibits the production of folic acid, a nutrient essential for bacterial multiplication.
  • Dosage: It is usually taken two times a day, but in severe lung infections, it may be taken up to four times a day. Always follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
  • Side Effects: Common side effects include nauseadiarrhea, and headache. If you experience a skin rash or any allergic reaction, inform your doctor promptly.
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