trimethoprim - oral, Proloprim, Trimpex
GENERIC NAME: TRIMETHOPRIM - ORAL (try-METH-oh-prim)
BRAND NAME(S): Proloprim, Trimpex
USES: Trimethoprim is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat some lung infections (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and to prevent kidney infections in certain patients.
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