Trimethoprim is a synthetic antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. It was discovered in 1962 and today Trimethoprim is considered one of the safest and effective medicines in the world.
Trimethoprim is commonly prescribed to treat bladder and urinary tract infections, caused by such bacteria as Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae as long as Enterobacter species and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus. In some cases, it is used to treat middle ear infections, chest infections, acne and even travelers’ diarrhea.
Trimethoprim can be purchased either in the form of tablets or as a solution. It is taken orally twice a day. You can mix it with alcohol. Bactrim is one of the Trimethoprim trade names and, as you may already know, every drug on the market including Trimethoprim has its generic equivalent. The pros of such generic alternatives os obvious – they cost much less than its brand analogs but have the same quality and can be easily purchased online.
Trimethoprim can’t kill viruses and can be used to treat only bacterial infections. People with kidney diseases should receive lower doses of Trimethoprim. It is also important to complete the full course of Trimethoprim, even if you state of health has improved.