What are the side effects of trimethoprim?

Trimethoprim is a prescription medication that's used to treat certain bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and middle ear infections. Always make sure you take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. In general, trimethoprim is taken by mouth, usually once a day at the same time each day. For trimethoprim to be effective, you must use it regularly, so keep taking it even if you feel better. If you stop taking the medication too early, the bacteria may continue to grow and the infection may come back. There are several different brand-names for this medication, including Proloprim and Trimpex. Generic versions are also available. Talk to your doctor to determine whether trimethoprim is right for you.

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