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trimethoprim

trimethoprim

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introduction

  • trimethoprim is a folate antagonist antibiotic mainly used to Rx urinary tract infections (UTIs) / cystitis
  • it acts by inhibiting dihydrofolate reductase
  • it is often combined with a sulphonamide antibiotic as co-trimoxazole which now is little used as the sulphonamide component adds little for most infections while increasing risk of hypersensitivity reactions and other adverse effects.

dose

trimethoprim.txt · Last modified: 2012/01/16 01:22 by 127.0.0.1

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