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Taking alprim for urinary tract infection in the day. Should I take it in the night?

Hi, I am taking Alprim for a urinary tract infection . I have been taking it during the day rather than night. Is there a reason why it is better at night? Will it still work if I take it during the day? The pharmacist mentioned that I could start it immediately if I was uncomfortable so I did and it happened to be the afternoon. So I stuck to that routine. Will it be less effective? Also, I have noticed that I am getting up to urinate at least six times in the early morning after four days of it. Is this due to the infection or does taking the tablets earlier possibly cause this?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

If you are using it consistently at approximately the same time each day, it will not matter if you take it during the day or night, the effectiveness would be the same. It works both during the day and night.

Urinary tract infections can cause frequency of urination which you are describing, it is not a known side effect of alprim.
You should be noticing a decrease in your symptoms- frequency, discomfort on urination, abdominal pain, urgency to urinate. If the symptoms are not changing or are worsening then you may need to see your doctor for reassessment.
In some cases the bacteria causing the infection may be resistant to the antibiotic used,it may need to be changed.

I hope this helps
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