What is Trimethoprim?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Alprim Trimpex

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An antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections. Also used in combination with other drugs to treat certain types of pneumonia and to treat "travelers' diarrhea".

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 8 2
Prevent infection 2 2
Urinary tract infection 2 0
Asthma 1 0
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 4

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trimethoprim

Side effect Patients
Decreased appetite 1
Diarrhea 1
Nausea 1
Sickness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trimethoprim

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 5
200 mcg twice daily 1
200 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trimethoprim

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Trimethoprim

Duration

Currently taking Trimethoprim

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Trimethoprim

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trimethoprim after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Trimethoprim

Jan 9, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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