What is septrin forte tablets used for?

What is septrin forte tablets used for?

SEPTRIN is used for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections, including bronchitis and infections of the ear, sinus, kidney, bladder, stomach, bowel, skin and wounds. Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (the active ingredients in SEPTRIN) belong to a group of medicines called “anti-infectives”.

What happens when you take septrin?

People with kidney damage may need to take lower doses. Some common side effects include headache, nausea, diarrhoea, and skin rash. Other possible effects of cotrimoxazole include reduced levels of folate (a type of vitamin B) in the body. This can be corrected by a prescription of folinic acid.

Is septrin an antibiotic?

What is Septrin? Septrin is a brand name for the antibiotic medicine co-trimoxazole. This antibiotic is mainly used to prevent a small number of serious infections in people with an underactive immune system, for example people with HIV or AIDS and people having treatment for cancer.

Is septrin good for chest infection?

This is an antibiotic. It is used to prevent and treat a type of chest infection called Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonia. You may hear the doctors and nurses referring to this as ‘PCP’ as it was previously called Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia.

Does septrin boost immune system?

Septrin does not make your CD4 count stronger, and isn’t normally used with such a high CD4 count, unless your doctor is doing this to prevent a specific infection.

Can cotrimoxazole treat pneumonia?

Co-trimoxazole is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), bronchitis (infection of the tubes leading to the lungs), and infections of the urinary tract, ears, and intestines. It also is used to treat ‘travelers’ diarrhea.

What is the best immune system supplement?

See below the Top 10 Immune-Boosting Herbs and Supplements:

  1. #1. Vitamin C.
  2. #2 Green Tea Extract.
  3. #3 Zinc.
  4. #4 Quercetin.
  5. #5 Elderberry.
  6. #6 N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
  7. #7 Vitamin D.
  8. #8 Baicalin.

How can I increase my CD4 count quickly?

The only way to increase your CD4 is to use HIV treatment (ART). Your doctor is giving you good information and advice. Nothing else, including multivitamins, supplements or herbal remedies can increase your CD4 count.

What does Co-trimoxazole treat?

What kind of tablets are in septrin Forte?

SEPTRIN Forte Tablets are elongated, white, scored and marked “SEPTRIN FORTE”. They are supplied in blister packs of 10 tablets. SEPTRIN Sugar-Free Suspension is a thick, pink cherry flavoured liquid in a 100 mL bottle.

How often should a 12 year old take septrin Forte?

For adults and children over 12 years old the usual dose is one SEPTRIN Forte Tablet, twice a day. The dose of SEPTRIN Sugar-Free Paediatric Suspension for children under 12 years old depends on your child’s weight and age.

What do you need to know before taking septrin?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE SEPTRIN ingredients of Septrin (see section 6: Contents of the pack and other information). • You are allergic to sulphonamide medicines. Examples include sulphonylureas (such as gliclazide and glibenclamide) or thiazide diuretics (such as bendroflumethiazide – a water tablet).

How manymg of sulfamethoxaxazole is in a Septrin tablet?

Septrin is made up of two different medicines called sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. These medicines are sometimes given the combined name co-trimoxazole. Each tablet contains 160mg of trimethoprim and 800mg of sulfamethoxazole.