Trimethoprim Uses, Side Effects
Your child needs to take Trimethoprim. This information sheet will tell you what Trimethoprim is, how to use it, what the side effects are, and when your child will use this medicine. So your baby may have a problem.
Your child needs to take Trimethoprim. This information sheet will tell you what Trimethoprim is, how to use it, what the side effects are, and when your child will use this medicine. May or may not.
What is this medicine?
Trimethoprim is called antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent diseases caused by bacteria and germs. Trimethoprim is available in pill or dilutes liquid form.
Before giving this medicine to the child
Tell your doctor if your child has ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Trimethoprim.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following problems. If your child has the following ailments, great care must be taken in the use of this medicine.
Liver or kidney disease
Lack of hemoglobin in the blood
How do you give this medicine to your child?
As you give your child Trimethoprim, follow the instructions below.
Keep giving this medicine to your child as long as it is prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist, even if your child is feeling better than before.
Give trimethoprim at the appointed time every day. Set a time that is easy for you and not likely to be forgotten.
Take this medicine on an empty stomach with a glass full of liquid (1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals). If your baby’s stomach gets upset, medicine can be given along with food.
If your child is taking liquid Trimethoprim, the pharmacist will measure with a given spoon or syringe. Shake the bottle well before giving the medicine.
If your child is taking the pill and has difficulty swallowing it, you can grind the pill and mix it with a little food or liquid.
What To Do If Your Child Forgets To Take Medicine.
If your child forgets to take Trimethoprim.
Give non-prescription medication whenever you remember.
If it is time for the next dose of the medicine, ignore the dose of the medicine not taken. Give your next dose of medicine on time.
Give only one dose at a time.
How Long Does This Medicine Work?
Your child may feel better after several days of taking the medicine.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Using trimethoprim can have side effects on your baby. Often these are the reasons why a child does not need to see a doctor. When your child becomes accustomed to Trimethoprim, these side effects go away on their own.
- Don’t be hungry
- Abdominal pain and stiffness
- (Thin stool (hand)
- Stomach upset, vomiting
The side effects listed below are not very common, but they indicate a serious illness. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away or take your child to the emergency room.
- Abnormal bleeding or itching
- Late recovery from injury
- Sore throat and fever
- Severe headache, stiff neck
- Joint and muscle pain
- Red, blistered or flaky skin
- Urticaria or itchy skin
- Blue of nails, lips or skin
- Difficulty breathing
- Unusual fatigue or weakness
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Black urine
What kind of precautions do you need when your child is taking this medicine?
There is a higher risk of using trimethoprim, which can cause sunburn on your baby’s skin. Cover your child’s head with a hat when out of the house. Also, apply a baby hearing screen. Find out from a pharmacist which sunscreen would be best
The use of trimethoprim may reduce the number of blood cells. If your child has been using this medicine for a long time, he or she may need a blood test. If your child has a lack of blood, that is, a number of cells, your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist can tell you how to prevent the child from having an attack or bleeding.