Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s
Co-trimoxazole tablet DS contains Co-trimoxazole | belongs to Sulphonamide
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How it works
Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole and is in a class of medications called sulfonamides. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other viral infections.
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- patient.info - About co-trimoxazole [Internet]. Available from: https://patient.info/medicine/co-trimoxazole-for-infection [cited 29/6/2020]. 4/9/2017
- medlineplus - Co-trimoxazole [Internet]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684026.html#:~:text=Co%2Dtrimoxazole%20is%20a%20combination,flu%2C%20or%20other%20viral%20infections. [cited 29/6/2020]. 10/15/2017
How to use Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s
IV: Infuse over 60-90 min, must dilute well before giving. May be given less diluted in a central line. Not for IM injection. Maintain adequate fluid intake to prevent crystalluria. Administer around-the-clock every 6-12 hours.
Compatibility: Stable in D5 ½NS, LR, 0.45% NS. At Y-site administration, incompatible with fluconazole, midazolam, vinorelbine. When admixed, incompatible with fluconazole, verapamil.
Stability: Do not refrigerate injection. Less soluble in more alkaline pH. Protect from light.
what are the adverse effects of Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s?
Nausea, vomiting, glossitis, skin rashes. Blood dyscrasias. Folate deficiency. Liver changes. Rarely erythema multiforme, Lyell syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis. Stevens-Johnson syndrome, convulsions, peripheral neuritis, ataxia, candidal infection, hyperkalaemia, headache, GI upset, rash, cholestatic jaundice, epidermal necrolysis, Steven-Johnson syndrome, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, respiratory reactions.
What happens if I miss a dose of Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s?
ORAL: Adults: 2 tab of 80/400 mg or 1 tab of 160/800 mg or 20 mL of 40/200 mg or 10 mL of 80/400 mg susp twice daily.
Children: Susp 40/200 mg: Under 6 wk, not recommended; 6 wk-5 mth, 1.25 mL susp; 6 mth-5 yr, 2.5 mL susp; 6-12 yr, 5 mL susp. All twice daily.
INJECTION: Severe infection: Adults: By IV, 960 mg every 12 hr increase to 1.44 gm every 12 hr. Children: 36 mg/kg daily in two divided doses increase to 54 mg/kg daily.
One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Co-trimoxazole tablet DS 160/800 mg 5×20’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.
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