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Primpex DS 960mg Tablets – Co-Trimoxazole 160mg/800mg, 10 Tablets
Experience the robust defense of Primpex DS 960mg Tablets, the double-strength brand of Co-Trimoxazole 160mg/800mg. This formidable antibiotic duo, featuring trimethoprim 160mg and sulfamethoxazole 800mg, offers a potent solution for treating a spectrum of bacterial infections, showcasing enhanced strength and efficacy.
- Double Strength Formula: Primpex DS Tablets are the intensified version of Co-Trimoxazole, presenting double the strength with trimethoprim 160mg and sulfamethoxazole 800mg. This elevated potency ensures a more robust response to bacterial infections.
- Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Power: With two active ingredients, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, Primpex DS Tablets deliver a broad-spectrum antibiotic effect. This combination is effective against various bacteria, making it suitable for treating or preventing lung infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, and more.
- Targeted Infection Management: Co-Trimoxazole, present in Primpex DS, is adept at treating specific infections caused by bacteria such as Pneumocystis jiroveci and toxoplasma. This targeted approach ensures effective relief for conditions like pneumonia and toxoplasmosis.
- Versatile Treatment Applications: Primpex DS is versatile and can be employed in the treatment of urinary tract infections, bronchitis, acute otitis media (short-lived ear infections), and the rare infection nocardiosis affecting the lungs, brain, or skin.
- Suitable for Adults and Adolescents (12-18 years old): Indicated for both adults (over 18 years of age) and adolescents (12-18 years old), Primpex DS Tablets provide a comprehensive solution for a diverse range of patients, ensuring effective antibiotic treatment across different age groups.
- Comprehensive Respiratory and Urinary Care: Whether addressing lung infections, respiratory tract issues, or urinary tract infections, Primpex DS stands as a comprehensive choice for infection management, offering a reliable defense against bacterial invaders.
Choose Primpex DS Tablets for a heightened level of infection-fighting strength. With its double-strength formula and dual antibiotic action, this medication is a powerhouse solution for combating bacterial infections, ensuring effective and targeted relief for individuals of varying ages.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Primpex DS 960mg Tablets?
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 Primpex DS 960mg Tablets.
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What is the price of Primpex DS 960mg Tablets in Nigeria?
The price of Primpex DS 960mg Tablets is N3,850
Where can you buy Primpex DS 960mg Tablets In Nigeria?
You can Buy Primpex DS 960mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Primpex DS 960mg Tablets is not available to buy over the counter. You need a prescription to buy Primpex DS 960mg Tablets
Primpex DS 960mg Tablets 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 use
Always take Co−Trimoxazole exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
These tablets are to be taken orally
- The tablets should be taken with some food or drink
- The score line on the tablet is only to facilitate breaking for ease of swallowing and not to divide the tablet into equal doses
- Treatment should be continued until you have been free from symptoms for 2 days. It is likely you will require treatment for at least 5 days. If there is no improvement after 7 days of treatment, you should be reassessed by your doctor
Co−Trimoxazole Forte 160/800mg Tablets
- The standard dose for infections is 1 tablet every 12 hours
- For prevention of infections, ONE of the following doses may be used:
- 1 tablet (160mg trimethoprim/800mg sulfamethoxazole) daily for 7 days
- 1 tablet (160mg trimethoprim/800mg sulfamethoxazole) 3 times a week on alternate days
- 1 tablet (160mg trimethoprim/800mg sulfamethoxazole) twice daily, 3 times a week on alternate days
What you need to know before you take Co-Trimoxazole
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). • You are allergic to sulphonamide medicines. Examples include sulphonylureas (such as gliclazide and glibenclamide) or thiazide diuretics (such as bendroflumethiazide – a water tablet). 2 • You have severe liver or severe kidney problems. • You have ever had a problem with your blood causing bruises or bleeding (thrombocytopenia). • You have been told that you have a rare blood problem called porphyria, which can affect your skin or nervous system. • 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 Co-Trimoxazole. 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 Co-Trimoxazole 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 elderly. • If you have a kidney disease. • 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). • If you are underweight or malnourished. 3 • If you have been told by your doctor that you have a lot of potassium in your blood. 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 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. • Rifampicin, an antibiotic. • 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), 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. • 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.
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 6 • 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 (stools) • Pains in your chest, muscles or joints and muscle weakness • Arthritis • 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 (Sweets 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.
What Co-Trimoxazole contains
Co-Trimoxazole is made up of two different medicines called sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.
Each Co-Trimoxazole 160 mg/800 mg Tablet contains 800 mg sulfamethoxazole and 160 mg trimethoprim
How to store
How to store Co-Trimoxazole
Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25ºC. Do not take the tablets after the expiry date shown on the bottle label and carton. Keep the blister in the outer carton in order to protect from light. 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.
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.
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
Patient Information Leaflet
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