Co-Trimoxazole

Composition:

Trimethoprim BP 40mg + Sulphamethoxazole BP 200mg

Indications:

Co-Trimoxazole Suspension is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when owing to sensitive organisms. Treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis jiroveci (P. carinii) pneumonitis
Treatment and prophylaxis of toxoplasmosis.Treatment of nocardiosis
The following infections may be treated with Co-Trimoxazole Suspension where there is bacterial evidence of sensitivity to Co-Trimoxazole Suspension and good reason to prefer the combination of antibiotics in Co-Trimoxazole Suspension to a single antibiotic: Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection.Acute otitis media. Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis.Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Dosage and Administration:

Method of administration: oral.
It may be preferable to take Co-Trimoxazole Suspension with some food or drink
to minimize the possibility of gastrointestinal disturbances.
Standard dosage recommendations for acute infections
Children aged 12 years and under:
STANDARD DOSAGE
Age Paediatric Suspension
6 to 12 years 10 ml every 12 hours
6 months to 5 years 5 ml every 12 hours
6 weeks to 5 months 2.5 ml every 12 hours
Or as directed by the physician.

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