5.1.8 Sulfonamides and trimethoprim

Trimethoprim
  • Tablets 100mg (£1.00 = 28 tablets), 200mg (£1.30 = 14 tablets)
  • Suspension sugar free 50mg/5ml (£7.37 = 100ml)

Indications

Notes

  1. Trimethoprim may be considered or advised by specialists in pregnancy
    1. It is recommended that women who need to take trimethoprim during the first trimester also take high dose folic acid (5mg daily) until week 12 of pregnancy
    2. Avoid trimethoprim if the woman has a low folate status or is on a folate antagonist (e.g. antiepileptic or proguanil)
  2. Catheter can be changed or remain in situ
    Co-trimoxazole
    • Tablets 400mg/80mg (£2.35 = 28 tablets)
    • Suspension 200mg/40mg/5ml, 400mg/80mg/5ml (£9.96, £10.96 = 100ml)
    • Injection 480/5ml, 960/10ml (must be diluted in sodium chloride 0.9% or glucose 5% - seek advice)

    Notes

    1. CSM recommends that co-trimoxazole should be limited to treatment and prevention of pneumocystis pneumonia.

     

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