What is Alprim?

Trimethoprim (INN) is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used mainly in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections.

It belongs to the class of chemotherapeutic agents known as dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors. Trimethoprim was formerly marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under trade names including Proloprim, Monotrim, and Triprim, but these trade names have been licensed to various generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Trimethoprim is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole are commonly used in combination.

The abbreviations TRI and TMP (in clinical use) or W (in laboratory use) are common for referring to trimethoprim, but abbreviating drug names is not best practice in medicine.

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Hi my wife is suffering from uti ..she is on alprim for two days .still no improvement in her ...and she has urge for urination now and then...

doctor1 MD

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detailed below.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

If the symptoms of an urinary tract infection (frequency,urgency...

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I had sex last night. Can feel a urinary tract infection coming on. I have alprim antibiotics , if I take them today will
This affect my pill...

doctor1 MD

Dear patient,
Any kind of antibiotic will damage your intestinal flora and thus decrease slightly the absorption of estrogens from your pill.

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I have been plaqued by urinary tract infections today all symptoms back after just completing a course of cipofloxin
I have some Alprim tablets and...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can take Alprim until you see your doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I am sorry for the recurrent urinary tract infection ( UTI )...

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