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Trimethoprim - Overview

Trimethoprim is a type of antibiotic medication used in treating infections known or suspected to be caused by bacteria which are susceptible to trimethoprim sulfate treatment. People who might need a trimethoprim prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe trimethoprim sulfate, including trimethoprim tablets and trimethoprim combination medications, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Trimethoprim?

Trimethoprim belongs to a class of medications known as antibiotics. Trimethoprim is frequently combined with other drugs, including sulfamethoxazole to make Bactrim and polymyxin B to make Polytrim, due to theoretical synergistic effects between the medications. Trimethoprim is frequently used as part of a treatment strategy for urinary tract infections, eye infections, outer ear infections and some types of diarrhea. Trimethoprim works by interfering with bacterial DNA synthesis by blocking the production of a DNA precursor known as tetrahydrofolic acid.

Trimethoprim - Dosage and Cost

Trimethoprim is often prescribed as a combination medication to be used in ophthalmic solutions and suspensions. When prescribed as tablets, trimethoprim is sometimes prescribed as trimethoprim 100 mg twice per day for a period of time in adults. Ultimately, the trimethoprim dosing regimen prescribed depends on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Following oral administration, the half life of trimethoprim is ten hours in healthy people and excretion occurs primarily in the urine. Trimethoprim is considered affordable, costing approximately 40 cents per trimethoprim 100 mg tablet at most pharmacies in the United States. Trimethoprim coupons are sometimes available online. People with insurance may want to check with their insurance plan to see if costs associated with trimethoprim medication prescriptions are partially or fully covered.

Can I Buy Trimethoprim Online?

Trimethoprim is a prescription medication meaning that one needs to consult a medical provider and get a trimethoprim prescription before being able to obtain it in the United States. Because of this, trimethoprim OTC is not available at pharmacies and one cannot just buy trimethoprim online without first going through a consultation process. People who might need a trimethoprim prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe trimethoprim sulfate when appropriate to do so.

Trimethoprim - Side Effects

Trimethoprim can cause side effects and concerns should be discussed with a qualified medical provider prior to using trimethoprim medication. Side effects that may result from trimethoprim use include nausea, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, joint pain and bruising. Trimethoprim can interact with other medications and care should be taken when prescribed as part of a larger drug regimen. Trimethoprim and alcohol should not be used concomitantly. People with a hypersensitivity to trimethoprim or similar medications should not use trimethoprim.

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Last updated March 4, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.