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- What is Primsol (trimethoprim) and how does it work?
- What brand names are available for XYZ?
- Is Primsol (trimethoprim) available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Primsol (trimethoprim)?
- What are the uses for Primsol (trimethoprim)?
- What are the side effects of Primsol (trimethoprim)?
- What is the dosage for Primsol (trimethoprim)?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Primsol (trimethoprim)?
- Is Primsol (trimethoprim) safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about Primsol (trimethoprim)?
What is Primsol (trimethoprim) and how does it work?
Primsol is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic that interferes with the production of tetrahydrofolic acid, a chemical that is necessary in order for bacteria and human cells to produce proteins. Trimethoprim inhibits production of tetrahydrofolic acid by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for making tetrahydrofolic acid from dihydrofolic acid. Primsol inhibits the bacterial enzyme more than the human enzyme. Therefore, Primsol has less effect on the production of tetrahydrofolic acid by humans. Because of the frequent development of resistance to Primsol, it is more effective when combined with another antibiotic, sulfamethoxazole (Azo-Gantanol), and is rarely used alone.
What brand names are available for XYZ?
- Primsol is the brand name for trimethoprim available in the US.
- Trimpex and Proloprim are brand names that have been discontinued in the US.
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