Medications

Trimethoprim tablets
Trimethoprim tablets are available in 100 and 200 mg doses. The drug is a potent and short-acting type of antibiotics. Trimethoprim acts by hampering bacterial growth and by preventing the infection from occurring or by eliminating it from the body. The drug achieve its results by preventing the bacteria’s production of folate.

Usage:

  • Used for treating urinary tract infections
  • Used for preventing urinary tract infections

Tablets are taken orally. One dose should be taken twice a day between 3 to 14 days, depending on the severity of the infection. Most people get prescribed trimethoprim 200 mg.

The drug can be used preventively, i.e. to prevent infections. For preventive purposes a 100 mg dose is used.

Tablets are taken with water. You can choose to take the tablet with or without food. When you receive a trimethoprim prescription you will get more details and recommendations. Always follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully. Be aware that it is always advisable to continue the course until completed even if you feel recovered.

Who can use trimethoprim:

  • Generally speaking, all women over 18 can use the drug

Do not use it if:

  • You are pregnant.
  • You are experiencing a kidney or blood related disease.
  • Trimethoprim can interact with other drugs. Discuss the use of other drugs together with trimethoprim with your doctor.

Pivmecillinam
Pivmecillinam is a kind of antibiotic which is included in some medications that can be used for treating urinary tract infections. The substance is included in Penomax and Selexid among others. Penomax is available in 200 mg tablets. Selexid is available in 200 mg and 400 mg tablets. The drug kills or prevents the growth of bacteria causing the infection. This will help your body to heal the infection more quickly, and the symptoms are also reduced. Pivmecillinam is one of the most common antibiotics used for urinary tract infections.

Both medicines are primarily intended for treating infections in the bladder and urinary tract. The exact amount of intake and the duration of the course vary depending on dosage, medicine and the degree of acuteness of the infection. The exact course and dosage are prescribed by the doctor, and it is very important to follow all instructions carefully and to always complete the whole course.

Generally speaking, drugs containing pivmecillinam are taken 1 to 3 times a day during a period that can range between 3 to 10 days. In many cases the duration of the course is between 3 to 5 days, but treatments lasting up to 14 days can be required in some cases.

Nitrofurantoin
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic included in the drug Furadantin. The drug is available in 5 and 50 mg tablets. The substance has a bactericidal effect and acts effectively on urinary tract infections. The bactericidal effect counteracts the infection, shortens the healing time and reduces symptoms. Drugs containing nitrofurantoin are among the most commonly used drugs for treating urinary tract infections.

Dosage and duration of treatment is dependent on the kind of infection. The treatment is decided by your doctor and if the infection is acute, the treatment will generally be longer. Always follow all instructions carefully, and always complete the full course, even if the symptoms disappear.

All treatments are adjusted to the needs of each individual, but a normal dose for adults is 3 tablets a day during 5 days. Children should have 3 mg per kg of body weight per 24 hours, and a minimum of 2 doses a week.