Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg, 50ml

Treatment of UTI, Respiratory tract infections & Ear Infections

Treatment of pneumonia or PJP & Toxoplasmosis

Suitable for infants and children 

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Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg, 50ml

Introducing Primpex Suspension, a Co-Trimoxazole 40 mg/200 mg per 5 ml Paediatric Suspension—a dynamic combination of sulfamethoxazole 200mg and trimethoprim 40mg. Crafted specifically for pediatric use, this antibiotic suspension stands as a reliable solution for addressing bacterial infections in children aged 12 years and under.

Key Features:

  1. Pediatric Strength Formula: Primpex Suspension is formulated with a pediatric strength of Co-Trimoxazole, delivering 40 mg of sulfamethoxazole and 200 mg of trimethoprim per 5 ml. This calibrated strength ensures optimal effectiveness while catering to the unique needs of young patients.
  2. Dual Antibiotic Synergy: Featuring the antibiotic synergy of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, Primpex Suspension provides a comprehensive approach to combating bacterial infections in children. This dual action is particularly valuable in treating conditions like pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, urinary tract infections, and more.
  3. Targeted Pediatric Infection Treatment: Primpex Suspension is designed to treat or prevent a range of pediatric infections caused by susceptible bacteria, including lung infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, ear infections, and nocardiosis. The formulation takes into account the unique healthcare needs of infants and children.
  4. Versatile Infection Management: This pediatric suspension offers versatility in managing various infections, reflecting its suitability for diverse bacterial challenges commonly encountered in pediatric healthcare.
  5. Compliance with Official Guidance: Primpex Suspension aligns with official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents in pediatric populations. This consideration ensures responsible and effective treatment in accordance with established healthcare standards.
  6. Safe and Indicated for Children: Indicated for children aged 12 years and under, Primpex Suspension prioritizes safety and efficacy in pediatric care. The suspension format facilitates ease of administration, promoting compliance with treatment regimens.
  7. Comprehensive Pediatric Antibiotic Solution: From respiratory and urinary tract infections to ear infections and nocardiosis, Primpex Suspension provides a comprehensive antibiotic solution for pediatric patients, addressing a spectrum of healthcare needs.

Choose Primpex Suspension for a targeted and effective pediatric antibiotic solution. With its paediatric strength formula and dual antibiotic synergy, this suspension stands as a valuable choice in promoting the health and well-being of infants and children facing bacterial infections.

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What is the price of  Primpex Suspension in Nigeria?

The price of  Primpex Suspension is N545

Where can you buy Primpex Suspension In Nigeria?

You can Buy Primpex Suspension at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.

Primpex Suspension is not available to buy over the counter. You need a prescription to buy Primpex Suspension

Primpex Suspension is a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.

You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription



How to Use

How to give Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg.

Always ensure your child takes Co-Trimoxazole exactly as their doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with their doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Standard Dose

Standard dosage recommendations for acute infections

Children aged 12 years and under (infants (>6 weeks to <2 years old) and children (>2 to <12 years old):

The dosage for children is equivalent to approximately 6 mg trimethoprim and 30 mg sulfamethoxazole per kg body weight per day.


Co-Trimoxazole should be taken for at least five days Make sure that your child finishes the course of Co-Trimoxazole which their doctor has prescribed.

Special dose

The dose of Co-Trimoxazole and how long your child needs to take it depends on the infection they have and how bad it is. Your child’s doctor may prescribe you a different dose or length of course of Co-Trimoxazole to:

  • Treat urinary tract (water) infections.
  • Treat and prevent lung infections caused by the bacteria Pneumocystis jirovecii.
  • Treat infections caused by the bacteria Toxoplasma (toxoplasmosis) or Nocardia (nocardiosis).

If your child takes Co-Trimoxazole for a long time their doctor may

  • Take blood to test whether the medicine is working properly.
  • Prescribe folic acid (a vitamin) for your child to take at the same time as Co-Trimoxazole.


Product Details

What you need to know before you take Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg

Do not take Co-Trimoxazole • If you are allergic to sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim or co-trimoxazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). • If you are allergic to sulphonamide medicines. Examples include sulphonylureas (such as gliclazide and glibenclamide) or thiazide diuretics (such as bendroflumethiazide – a water tablet). • If you have severe liver or severe kidney problems. • If you have ever had a problem with your blood causing bruises or bleeding (thrombocytopenia). • If you have been told that you have a rare blood problem called porphyria, which can affect your skin or nervous system. 2 Co-Trimoxazole should not be given to infants during the first 6 weeks of life. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking CoTrimoxazole. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Co-Trimoxazole: • If you have severe allergies or asthma. • Potentially life-threatening skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) have been reported with the use of CoTrimoxazole appearing initially as reddish target-like spots or circular patches often with central blisters on the trunk. • At the start of treatment, the occurrence of a generalised skin redness with pustules, accompanied by fever, should raise the suspicion of a serious reaction called generalised acute exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) (see section 4). • Additional signs to look for include ulcers in the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes). • These potentially life-threatening skin rashes are often accompanied by flu-like symptoms. The rash may progress to widespread blistering or peeling of the skin. • The highest risk for occurrence of serious skin reactions is within the first weeks of treatment. • If you have developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis or drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms with the use of Co-Trimoxazole you must not be re-started on Co-Trimoxazole at any time. • If you develop a rash or these skin symptoms, stop taking Co-Trimoxazole, seek urgent advice from a doctor and tell him that you are taking this medicine. • Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis There have been very rare reports about excessive immune reactions due to a dysregulated activation of white blood cells resulting in inflammations (haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis), which can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. If you experience multiple symptoms such as fever, swollen glands, feeling weak, lightheaded, shortness of breath, bruising, or skin rash simultaneously or with a slight delay, contact your doctor immediately. • If you develop an unexpected worsening of cough and shortness of breath, inform your doctor immediately. • If you have been told that you are at risk for a rare blood disorder called porphyria. • If you don’t have enough folic acid (a vitamin) in your body – which can make your skin pale and make you feel tired, weak and breathless. This is known as anaemia. • If you have a disease called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, which can cause jaundice or spontaneous destruction of red blood cells. • If you have a problem with your metabolism called phenylketonuria and are not on a special diet to help your condition. • If you are an older person. • If you are underweight or malnourished. • If you have been told by your doctor that you have a lot of potassium in your blood. • If you have a kidney disease. • If you have severe allergy or bronchial asthma. • If you have a severe blood disorder, such as a low number of red blood cells (anaemia), a low number of white blood cells (leucopenia) or a low number of platelets, which may cause bleeding and bruising (thrombocytopenia).Concomitant administration of Co-Trimoxazole with certain medicines, potassium supplements and food rich in potassium may lead to severe hyperkalaemia (increased potassium blood level). The symptoms of severe hyperkalaemia might include muscle cramps, irregular heart rhythm, diarrhoea, nausea, dizziness or headache. Other medicines and Co-Trimoxazole 3 Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or may take any other medicines This is because Co-Trimoxazole can affect the way some medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the way Co-Trimoxazole works. In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines: • Diuretics (water tablets), which help increase the amount of urine you produce. • Pyrimethamine, used to treat and prevent malaria, and to treat diarrhoea. • Ciclosporin, used after organ transplant surgeries. • Blood thinners such as warfarin. • Phenytoin, used to treat epilepsy (fits). • Medicines used to treat diabetes, such as glibenclamide, glipizide or tolbutamide (sulphonylureas) and repaglinide. • Medicines to treat problems with the way your heart beats, such as digoxin or procainamide. • Amantadine, used to treat Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, flu or shingles. • Medicines to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), called zidovudine or lamivudine. • Medicines that can increase the amount of potassium in your blood, such as diuretics (water tablets, which help increase the amount of urine you produce, such as spironolactone), steroids (like prednisolone) and digoxin or ACE inhibitors (may be used to treat high blood pressure or some heart problems). • Azathioprine, may be used in patients following organ transplant or to treat immune system disorders or inflammatory bowel disease. • Methotrexate, a medicine used to treat certain cancers or certain diseases affecting your immune system. • Rifampicin, an antibiotic. • Folinic acid. • Contraceptive medicines. Co-Trimoxazole with food and drink You should take Co-Trimoxazole with some food or drink. This will stop you feeling sick (nausea) or having diarrhoea. Although it is better to take it with food, you can still take it on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of fluid such as water while you are taking Co-Trimoxazole. Pregnancy and breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Driving and using machines Effects on the ability to drive and operate machinery in patients taking this medicine have not been studied. Co-Trimoxazole contains • 2.5 g sucrose in every 5 ml spoonful. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. • A small amount of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100 mg per ml spoonful. • Methyl hydroxybenzoate, which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). • Less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per 5 ml, i.e. essentially ‘sodium free’.

Side Effects

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Co-Trimoxazole can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You may experience the following side effects with this medicine. Stop taking Co-Trimoxazole and tell your doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction. Chances of an allergic reaction is very rare (fewer than 1 in 10,000 people are affected), signs of an allergic reaction include Allergic reactions • Difficulty in breathing. • Fainting. • Swelling of face. • Swelling of mouth, tongue or throat which may be red and painful and/or cause difficulty in swallowing. • Chest pain. • Red patches on the skin. Very Common (more than 1 in 10 people) • High levels of potassium in your blood, which can cause abnormal heart beats (palpitations). Common (less than 1 in 10 people) • A fungal infection called thrush or candidiasis which can affect your mouth or vagina. • Headache. • Feeling sick (nausea). • Diarrhoea. • Skin rashes. Uncommon (less than 1 in 100) • Being sick (vomiting). Very Rare (less than 1 in 10,000 people) • Fever (high temperature) or frequent infections. • Sudden wheeziness or difficulty breathing. • Potentially life-threatening skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis) have been reported (see Warnings and precautions). • Very rare cases of redness generalising to the whole body (generalised acute exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)) (see section 2). • Mouth ulcers, cold sores and ulcers or soreness of your tongue. • Skin lumps or hives (raised, red or white, itchy patches of skin). • Blisters on your skin or inside your mouth, nose, vagina or bottom. • Inflammation of the eye which causes pain and redness. • The appearance of a rash or sunburn when you have been outside (even on a cloudy day). • Low levels of sodium in your blood. • Changes in blood tests. • Feeling weak, tired or listless, pale skin (anaemia). • Heart problems. • Jaundice (the skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow). This can occur at the same time as unexpected bleeding or bruising. • Pains in your stomach, which can occur with blood in your faeces (poo). • Pains in your chest, muscles or joints and muscle weakness. • Arthritis. 6 • Problems with your urine. Difficulty passing urine. Passing more or less urine than usual. Blood or cloudiness in your urine. • Kidney problems. • Sudden headache or stiffness of your neck, accompanied by fever (high temperature). • Problems controlling your movements. • Fits (convulsions or seizures). • Feeling unsteady or giddy. • Ringing or other unusual sounds in your ears. • Tingling or numbness in your hands and feet. • Seeing strange or unusual sights (hallucinations). • Depression. • Muscle pain and/or muscle weakness in HIV patients. • Loss of appetite. Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data) • Psychotic disorder (a mental state in which you may lose touch with reality) • Plum-coloured, raised, painful sores on the limbs and sometimes on the face and neck with a fever (Sweet’s syndrome). • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (an allergic type reaction in which you may develop fever, skin rash, and abnormalities in blood and liver function tests (these may be signs of a multi-organ sensitivity disorder)). If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.


What Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg contains

Primpex Suspension – Co-trimoxazole 40mg/200mg is made up of two different medicines called sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. These medicines are sometimes given the combined name co-trimoxazole.

Each 5 ml of Co-Trimoxazole 40 mg/200 mg per 5ml Child Suspension contains 200mg sulfamethoxazole and 40 mg trimethoprim.

How to store

How to store Primpex Suspension

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Keep away from direct heat or sunlight. Do not store above 25°C. Do not take the suspension after the expiry date shown on the bottle label and carton. Store in the original package with this leaflet. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.

Patient Information Leaflet

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Prescription Product

This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.

Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.

A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
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