Septrin is a brand medication that contains Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, which is a combination antibiotic of two antibacterial medicines. They are also known as Co-trimoxazole. They work together to inhibit the growth of bacteria. It is therefore used to treat various bacterial infections, such as traveller’s diarrhoea, pneumonia, bronchitis and urinary tract infections.
Septrin is available as tablets and capsules. It should be taken with or after food. It is usually given 2-4 times daily.
Take 960mg twice daily for 5 days.
For Urinary tract infections
Take 960mg twice daily for 3 days.
Take 48mg per kg body weight twice daily for 10 days.
Common dosing schedule:
Take it in the morning and evening preferably after food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Septrin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Septrin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Septrin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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