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Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

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Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet Description

Cotrimoxazole Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various bacterial infections like ear, lung, airway, throat, urinary tract, skin infections, etc. Cotrimoxazole contains a combinat

ion of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole as its active ingredients. This medicine acts by limiting the spread of infection by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Do not miss any doses or stop taking this medicine on your own. You must complete the course of antibiotics, discontinuing the treatment on your own, leads to antibiotic resistance and the recurrence of infection makes this medicine less effective for future infections. It is advised to take the Cotrimoxazole with or after meals.


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ContainsSulfamethoxazole(400.0 Mg) + Trimethoprim(80.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache
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Uses of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

Cotrimoxazole Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections like ear infection, skin and soft tissue infection, urinary tract infections, lung, airway and throat infections.

Contraindications of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or any other ingredients of Cotrimoxazole Tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any severe liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  • If you are suffering from any blood disorders (like anaemia, etc.).

Side effects of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Fungal infections
  • Increase in potassium levels

Precautions and Warnings of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet



Can I take Cotrimoxazole Tablet during pregnancy?
Cotrimoxazole Tablet must not be used during pregnancy especially during first trimester. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be or are planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cotrimoxazole Tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Cotrimoxazole Tablet passes into breastmilk. Thus, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cotrimoxazole Tablet?
There is limited information about the effects of Cotrimoxazole Tablet on driving. However, if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Cotrimoxazole Tablet?
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Cotrimoxazole Tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from severe allergies or asthma.
  • You have problems related to your kidneys.
  • You have a folic acid deficiency.
  • You are malnourished or underweight.
  • You are above 60 years of age.
  • You are taking potassium supplements.
  • You have a rare disorder called porphyria.
  • You have a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • You are suffering from any blood disorder. Your doctor may ask you to do regular blood tests if you need long-term treatment or are prone to anaemia.

Mode of Action of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Cotrimoxazole Tablet works by the combined effects of both its components - trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Both are antibiotics and together work by inhibiting the synthesis of essential constitue...
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Directions for Use of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

Cotrimoxazole Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, with or after having your meals. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you...
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Interactions of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Cotrimoxazole Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. ...
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  • Concomitant use of the Cotrimoxazole Tablet along with ciclosporin used for rheumatoid arthritis may cause kidney problems.
  • Medicines like procainamide used for irregular heartbeats when taken with this medicine can interfere with the action of this tablet.
  • Concomitant use along with blood thinners like warfarin, coumarins may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Using medicines like azathioprine and mercaptopurine used for rheumatoid arthritis with this medicine can affect the bone marrow and blood cells.
  • Cotrimoxazole Tablet can enhance the effect of some antidiabetic medications such as repaglinide, decreasing your blood sugar levels abruptly.

Interactions with food items

Cotrimoxazole Tablet should be taken with or after your meal to avoid any stomach discomfort.

Storage and disposal of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet

  • Store Cotrimoxazole Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Cotrimoxazole 400mg Tablet


Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, dizziness and confusion. If you think you have taken too much of Cotrimoxazole Tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose of Cotrimoxazole Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the ...
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Dr. Mansi Savla

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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I discontinue Cotrimoxazole Tablet if I am feeling perfectly fine?

  • No, Cotrimoxazole Tablet is an antibiotic and has to be taken for the complete course as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you stop taking this medicine in between before completing the course of treatment, your symptoms may reoccur.
  • To ensure complete and effective treatment, take medicine for the full course even if you start feeling fine midway.

Q: Can Cotrimoxazole Tablet be taken on an empty stomach?

A: No, Cotrimoxazole Tablet should be taken with or after having your meal to avoid any stomach discomfort.

Q: Can I take the Cotrimoxazole Tablet for urinary tract infections?

A: Yes, the Cotrimoxazole Tablet can be used to treat urinary tract infections. It is an antibiotic that helps to relieve bacterial infections in the lungs, urinary tract, throat, ear and soft tissues.
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Last Updated on: 13 Mar 2023 | 12:49 PM (IST)

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