What are the benefits of using Trimethoprim?
Trimethoprim is a widely used antibiotic for the treatment of cystitis. It’s a relatively low risk treatment for this kind of infection because it’s unlikely to cause side effects, although it still provides relief from symptoms by dealing with the bacterial infection at the root of the discomfort. Most people start to feel better within the first day of using Trimethoprim.
Taking Trimethoprim can prevent a cystitis infection from spreading to the kidneys and causing further health problems.
How does it work?
Trimethoprim works by targeting the bacteria directly, making them unable to produce folate, which is required to produce DNA. If the bacteria can’t produce any kind of DNA to replicate and spread, the infection becomes extremely vulnerable to the immune system and is killed off and removed from your body.
Who can take it?
If you are a woman over the age of 18 and you’ve experienced cystitis before, you may be able to use Trimethoprim. If you are a women experiencing cystitis for the first time, a child or man you should go to your doctor for a face to face consultation, before considering using a treatment such as this. It’s not advisable for pregnant women to use Trimethoprim, and it’s also not advised that you take it if you have any kind of kidney or blood disorder.
Mention in your online consultation if you are currently using any other medication as you may not be able to take other treatments alongside this antibiotic.
How do you take it?
How you take this treatment depends largely on the severity of your infection, however treatment can range between three to 14 days. Trimethoprim is available in a 200mg or 100mg dose. The 100mg dose is used in long term treatment, whereas the 200mg dose is more suitable to quickly treat an infection. It’s important that you don’t stop using your medication before you should, to ensure that the infection is fully taken care of.
Trimethoprim tablets can be taken with or without food, but to ensure that it’s properly absorbed by your system you should take it with a full glass of water.
What are the side effects?
Side effects with this medication are a possibility, just like with every kind of prescription treatment, however they won’t affect everyone. The most common side effects that can occur are nausea, vomiting and rashes. Should you experience any serious or bothersome side effects, contact your doctor straight away.
Is it available to order online?
This treatment is available to order online, however, we ask all our patients to complete a quick confidential online consultation form so that our doctor can make sure that this treatment is completely safe for you to take. It’s completely confidential and free and you only incur a cost for your medication if your consultation is approved. If your consultation is approved your treatment will be shipped for next-day delivery.
Please note that the manufacturer of Trimethoprim may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.