Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking co-trimoxazole. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Do NOT use co-trimoxazole if:
- You are allergic to sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim or any of the other ingredients inside the tablet or derivate compounds from the same class (sulphonamides, thiazide );
- You have liver problems;
- You have sever renal insufficiency.
Co-trimoxazole is not suitable for children under 12 years old.
The use of co-trimoxazole if you are pregnant or breastfeeding should be avoided because co-trimoxazole passes into breast milk and there is a risk of developing fetal abnormalities.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults and children over 12 years old is: 2 tablets every 12 hours.
This dosage approximates to 6 mg trimethoprim and 30 mg sulfamethoxazole per kilogram body weight per 24 hours. The therapy should continue at least for 5 days, and not more than 7 days, after that if the symptoms are not passed refer to your doctor.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with co-trimoxazole.