What should I do if I take too many Trimethoprim tablets?
If you take too many doses of Trimethoprim seek immediate medical attention.
Do I need to finish the course of Trimethoprim even if my symptoms have resolved?
You need to take all the doses of Trimethoprim that you have been given otherwise the infection may not be fully cleared. This leaves you at risk of a repeat UTI.
The dosage may vary depending on your symptoms and the nature of your infection. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor.
How to take Trimethoprim
Trimethoprim should be taken at the same time each day, and usually twice daily. Ensure you spread out the doses, taking one pill in the morning and the other in the evening. Each one should be swallowed whole with water.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Trimethoprim?
If you forget a dose of the medication then take it as soon as you can. If it's nearly time for your second dose then leave the missed one. You should never double up a dose.
When can I stop taking Trimethoprim?
Take Trimethoprim for as long as your doctor tells you to. This will vary from one individual to another.
What if I miss a dose of Trimethoprim?
If you miss a dose of Trimethoprim, you should take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, you should skip the missed dose. You should not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose, as this can increase your risk for adverse effects.