Cosatrim contains Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, a combination antibiotic. This drug treats certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, infections of the urinary tract, ears, and intestines. Also, cosatrim may treat other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Cosatrim if you are allergic to sulfamethoxazole or trimethoprim. Also, avoid the drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have anemia caused by folic acid deficiency.
Before using Cotrim, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, a folic acid deficiency, asthma or severe allergies, AIDS, a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency), or if you are malnourished.
Take Cotrim for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Cosatrim will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Take Cotrim exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose can cause dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, headache, yellowing of your skin or eyes, blood in your urine, fever, confusion, or fainting.