Alprim

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.

Questions and answers on "Alprim"

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 ...what can be done

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

If the symptoms of an urinary tract infection (frequency,urgency ,painful urination etc) persist after finishing the antibiotic (Alprim) then she need to do an urinalysis (to confirm the infection) and a culture...

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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.
If you can wait for two more days without having sex, then after this period of time you can start taking antibiotics like alprim, and you will be safe...

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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 was thinking to start them today as i cannot see my GP until Tuesday are they broad spectrum enough to cover most infections?

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 ) you are experiencing.

As the symptoms are back again and you cannot see your doctor, then can take Alprim hoping that will cover your infection too....

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My creatinine is 446, kidney function 8, this has occurred because although I have kidney failure Drs put me on alprim for UTI. Will this level rise now I have stopped the tablets.? XXXXXXX YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Recheck values

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

S creat normal values are 1.2 mg/dl. It is not possible to have a creatinine of 440. Could you please re check the values and get back to me. Could also type the urine report.

Alprim is a good tablet for UTI. The creatine...

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Hi I went to see my doc after experiencing burning when urinating and foul smelling Urine. have been put on Alprim and after two days my burning has decreased while urinating but my urine still has the foul smell plus experiencing a little discomfort between the scrotum and rectum - Im thinking its my prostate? I have been reading up and UTI can cause prostatitis - is this a normal symptom to get while on Alprim ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
prostatitis is a possibility

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Urinary tract infection can involve any aspect of the urinary tract. In men this would include the prostate. It is possible to have infection of one or all of the different aspects of the urinary...

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Hi I was just wondering I've been taking alprim for 3 days now and have started bleeding the brown discharge. I don't have a uti or anything went to the hospital Monday with servere abdominal pain. It felt like I was in labour again the doctors here hardly done anything for me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
AS BELOW

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Was any urine testing done before starting the Alprim ?
Also, when was your last period ?
Do you have regular cycles or do you often experience such spotting / discharge ?
Are you sexually active , on...

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I am on half tablet of Alprim for a prolonged period for a stubborn urinary tract infection
Taking it at night even with food, as soon as I lie down I get very uncomfortable chest pain
which last some hours, blood pressure is normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Some thoughts and suggestions:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

Chest pain is usually from 1 of 4 causes: heart, musculoskeletal, anxiety, or gastrointestinal.

If you never had this problem until you started taking the Alprim, then as you are suspecting it is probably reflux...

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Started taking alprim tablets for bladder infection. Took a 7 day course of Alprim tablets. After a couple of days infection came back. Took additional course of alprim . Developed a rather strange rash on my legs and arms and stomach. Could it be these tablet that caused this? XXXXXXX t feel sick though.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for your question.
The active ingredient in Alprim is trimethoprim which is an anti-bacterial drug commonly used for bladder infections.
One of the commoner side-effects is a rash which may itch. This is not a serious side-effect and I would recommend you continue your course of...

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I had onset of a uti...fr prescribed keflex. Was fine. Ive now had an upper respiratory infection treated with rulide. For some reason had a flare up with uti again...rulide course not fully finished....can i stop rulide and take alprim?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take alprim.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, you can take alprim. No harm in it.
And if URTI symptoms are improved then stop rulid.
Recurrent UTI should be evaluated especially in menopausal...

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I have smelly urine and have just had a course of Alprim ,and I still have it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need change of antibiotics & long duration therapy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

1. Smelly urine usually indicates urinary tract infection.

2. Even after completing the...

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Recent questions on  Alprim

doctor1 MD

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

I had onset of a uti...fr prescribed keflex . Was fine. Ive now had an upper respiratory infection treated with rulide. For some reason had a flare up with uti again...rulide course not fully finished....can i stop rulide and take alprim?

doctor1 MD

I am on half tablet of Alprim for a prolonged period for a stubborn urinary tract infection Taking it at night even with food, as soon as I lie down I get very uncomfortable chest pain which last some hours, blood pressure is normal

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