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TRIMETHOPRIM TABLETS BP 100 MG

Active substance(s): TRIMETHOPRIM

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Trimethoprim 100mg
and 200mg tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours.

2 Before you take

Do not take Trimethoprim tablets and tell
your doctor if you:

• are allergic (hypersensitive) to trimethoprim
or any of the other ingredients in the tablet
(see section 6)
• are pregnant
• have any blood disorder
• have severe kidney disease
• Trimethoprim should not be given to
premature babies or babies during the first
few weeks of life.

Index

Check with your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Trimethoprim tablets if you
have:

1 What Trimethoprim tablets are and
what they are used for
3 How to take

• kidney disease or are having dialysis
treatment
• a deficiency of folic acid (may cause
anaemia).

4 Possible side effects

Taking other medicines

2 Before you take

5 How to store
6 Further information
1 What Trimethoprim tablets are and
what they are used for

Trimethoprim is a type of antibacterial medicine
which works by killing bacteria. Trimethoprim
tablets may be used:
• to treat a wide range of infections including
urinary infections and respiratory tract
infections.
• for long-term prevention of recurrent urinary
tract infections.

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription. Especially:
• antibiotics such as rifampicin
• anticoagulants to prevent your blood clotting
such as warfarin
• ciclosporin (to prevent rejection after
transplantation)
• digoxin (to treat heart conditions)
• phenytoin (to treat epilepsy)
• pyrimethamine (to treat malaria)
• bone marrow depressants.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Trimethoprim should not be used in pregnancy.
If you are breast-feeding, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice before taking this
medicine.

Sugar intolerance

If you have been told you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking
this medicine, as it contains a type of sugar
called lactose.

Blood tests

If you are having treatment over a long time,
your doctor may carry out regular blood tests.

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Stomach: feeling or being sick, sore mouth,
discomfort, this is usually mild and disappears
after stopping the tablets.
Skin: sensitivity to light, skin rashes which may
be itchy, severe skin reactions such as exfoliative
dermatitis (itchy, scaly, flaking, swollen skin),
erythema multiforme (circular, irregular red
patches), 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).
Liver: changes in liver enzymes (seen in tests),
jaundice (yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes)
Kidney: increase in blood creatinine and urea
levels (seen in tests)
Muscles: muscle pain.
Other: red, swollen tongue, headache.

3 How to take

Always take Trimethoprim tablets exactly as your
doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with
your doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at the
same times each day.
Doses:
• Severe or sudden infections: (e.g.
uncomplicated bacterial cystitis in women)
treatment will usually be between 3-14 days,
according to the type and severity of infection.
Your doctor may double your first dose.
− Adults and children over 12 years: 200mg twice
a day.
− Children 6-12 years: 100mg twice a day.
− Children under 6 years: Not recommended; a
more suitable dosage form should be used in
this age group.
• Long-term treatment and prevention therapy:
− Adults and children over 12 years: 100mg at night.
− Children 6-12 years: 50mg at night. The usual
dose is around 2mg per kg body weight of the
child per day.
Elderly: doses may be reduced in elderly patients,
according to kidney function.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

If you take more than you should

If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of
tablets at the same time, or you think a child
may have swallowed any contact your nearest
hospital casualty department or tell your doctor
immediately.

5 How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use Trimethoprim tablets after the expiry
date stated on the label/carton/bottle. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

If you forget to take the tablets

If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you
remember it and then take the next dose at the
right time. Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking the tablets

Do not stop taking Trimethoprim tablets because you
feel better. Take the tablets for as long as your doctor
has told you or your problem may come back.

6 Further information

What Trimethoprim tablets contain

• The active substance (the ingredient that makes
the tablets work) is trimethoprim. Each tablet
contains either 100mg or 200mg of the active
substance.
• The other ingredients are colloidal silicon
dioxide, lactose, macrogol, magnesium stearate,
povidone, sodium starch glycollate, stearic acid,
microcrystalline cellulose (E460).

4 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Trimethoprim tablets can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice
any of the following effects or any effects not listed.
Contact your doctor at once if you get an allergic
reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
throat, difficulty breathing, shock or collapse.
Aseptic meningitis can occur in some patients. This
may show as a combination of symptoms such as
headache, fever, stiff neck, tiredness, feeling ill and
your eyes become very sensitive to bright light.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following
side effects or notice any other effects not listed:
Blood: altered number and type of certain blood
cells. If you get increased bruising, nose bleeds,
sore throats or infections you should consult your
doctor. Too much potassium in the blood (you
may experience muscle cramps or pain, irregular
heartbeats, unusual tiredness or weakness).

What Trimethoprim tablets look like and
contents of the pack

Trimethoprim tablets are white, circular, uncoated
tablets.
Pack sizes are 6, 14 and 28 tablets
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK
This leaflet was last revised
in April 2014

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Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

148x210 Leaflet Reel Fed Profile (BST)

Trimethoprim Tablets 100 & 200mg (6&14pk) PIL - UK
item no:
print proof no:
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approved for print/date

AAAG8583
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14.05.14

dimensions:

148 x 210

min pt size:

7pt

DR

revised by:

date sent:
UK BST

JDE No.:

2.

Dimensions: 148x210 (Reel Fed)
Component: Leaflet for Blisters

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technically app. date:

Non Printing Colours
1. Profile
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50804576

1. Black
3.

pharmacode:

revision date:

supplier:

colours/plates:

Trimethoprim Tablets
100 & 200mg x 6 & 14’s (UK)

3.

Pharmacode: 8202
Date Sent:
12/05/14
Technologist: R.Wrey
Technically Approved
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