Co-trimoxazole is a type of antibacterial medicine, which works by
killing bacteria. Co-trimoxazole tablets are used to treat:
or prevent lung infections caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci
or prevent toxoplasmosis (passed through undercooked meat or cat
nocardiosis (bacterial infection causing abscesses)
urinary tract infections (e.g. cystitis) or worsening of long-term
ear infections ( acute otitis media).
Do not take Co-trimoxazole tablets and tell your doctor if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to trimethoprim, sulphonamides or any
of the other ingredients
have sever liver damage or jaundice
have any blood disorder or porphyria (a genetic disease)
have severe kidney disease
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Co-trimoxazole should not be given to newborn babies under 6 weeks
old except for Pneumocystis jiroveci (P.carinii) infection.
Stop taking the tablets and contact a doctor at once if you get a
skin rash, or severe allergic reaction such as swelling of the
face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, fever, inflamed
heart or blood vessels (chest pain, fever, a fast heartbeat,
tiredness), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE-skin rash, hair loss,
difficulty breathing and joint pains), Stevens-Johnson syndrome
(severe skin rash with flushing, fever, blisters or ulcers) or
toxic epidermal necrolysis (severe rash involving reddening,
peeling and swelling of the skin that resembles severe burns).
Aseptic meningitis can occur in some patients as a combination of
symptoms such as headache, fever, stiff neck, tiredness, feeling
ill and sensitivity of eyes to bright light.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Co-trimoxazole should not be used in pregnancy. If you are
breast-feeding, ask your doctor for advice before taking this
Store below 25℃. Protect from moisture and light. Keep out of reach