Antrima Suspension 50 Ml
Sulfamethoxazole is a bactericidal used for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections of vaginal, urinary tract, intestine and other parts of the body caused by aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Trimethoprim is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections which can be either mild to moderate or even severe. Trimethoprim uses include treatment of infections of the lower respiratory tract, and urinary tract.
How does the drug work ?
Sulfamethoxazole is an antibiotic that has bactericidal action. It kills the disease causing bacteria by destroying the bacterial DNA. It is highly effective for the treatment of bacterial and protozoal infections. Trimethoprim is an antibiotic agent which kills the bacteria by preventing the synthesis of folic acid which is essential for replication of bacteria. Thus it prevents growth of infection.
What are the common side effects ?The most commonly reported side effects of Sulfamethoxazole are dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, unusual tastes, itching, numbness and confusion. The common trimethoprim side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth. The other less common but serious side effects include life-threatening skin diseases and inflammation of kidney cells.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Do not take Antrima in case of any allergic reactions to any of the ingredients of Antrima.
• People receiving potent diuretics may have severe problems with kidney function and should, therefore, take Antrima with caution.
• Patients with a history of liver and kidney impairment, and the patients with a history of stomach or intestinal diseases should be cautious while taking Antrima due to an increased risk of side effects of Antrima.
• Take the doctor’s advice before taking any over-the-counter medicines along with Antrima.
• Pregnant women should inform the doctor before taking Antrima, and must avoid the drug during breastfeeding.
• Antrima medicine should not be given to the infants below 3 months of age.
1. How should I use this medication? Sulfamethoxazole should not be taken on empty stomach. Take the medication after food with a glass of water. However, consult your physician before use.
2. Are there any storage precautions for Sulfamethoxazole? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. Does Sulfamethoxazole makes me tired? Yes, Sulfamethoxazole may cause tiredness or headache. Take adequate rest while on Sulfamethoxazole.
4. Can I take any other medications along with Sulfamethoxazole? Some medications such as ACE inhibitors, anticoagulants, and cephalosporins should not be taken while using Sulfamethoxazole medication.
5. Is Sulfamethoxazole used to treat toothache? Yes, Sulfamethoxazole may be used to treat toothache, however consult the doctor before taking the drug. Trimethoprim
1. Should I take any additional precautions for birth control while taking trimethoprim ? Trimethoprim reduces the efficacy of hormonal birth control pills. You may use non-hormonal birth control methods such as condoms or diaphragms.
2. How should I store trimethoprim oral suspension? Trimethoprim oral suspension should be stored in the refrigerator. However, do not freeze it. Discard the liquid left after 10 days of opening the container.
3. What if I overdose trimethoprim ? In the case of overdose with trimethoprim , you may have symptoms such as seizures (i.e. fits or black-out). You need immediate medical attention.
4. Can I take medicines to control diarrhea associated with trimethoprim ? Diarrhea is a common side effect of trimethoprim which indicates a new infection. Do not take anti-diarrhea medicines without a doctor’s prescription.
5. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe for me to use trimethoprim ? Trimethoprim is safe during pregnancy; however consult to the doctor before taking the drug.