Active Ingredient: Trimethoprim is a derivative of trimethoxybenzyl-pyrimidine that shows antibacterial and antiprotozoal properties. It acts as a pyrimidine inhibitor of bacterial dihydrofolate reductase that binds tightly to the bacterial enzyme, blocking the production of tetrahydrofolic acid from dihydrofolic acid. The antibacterial activity of this medication is potentiated by sulfonamides. Sulfamethoxazole with this drug is a fixed antibiotic combination that is widely used for mild-to-moderate bacterial infections and as prophylaxis against opportunistic infections.
Indications: Trimethoprim composed medication is an antibiotic indicated to treat bacterial infections. This antibiotic works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Proloprim treats only bacterial infections not viral infections like a common cold, flu.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. This antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness if used for prevention.
Dosages: This mentioned medication is made available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 100 mg: This effective antibiotic medication shall be taken orally once or twice a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 200 mg: It is to be consumed once or twice exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This antibiotic shall not be used to prevent the bacterial infections. It should not be given to pregnant mother as it may inhibit the growth of fetus. s
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