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Septrin

POM
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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 08 Jun 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Co-Trimoxazole for Infusion is indicated in children aged 12 years and under (>6 weeks to <12 years old); children over 12 years old (>12 to < 18 years old) and adults (>18 years old) for the treatment of the following infections when owing to sensitive organisms (see section 5.1):

• Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection: It is recommended that initial episodes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections be treated with a single effective antibacterial agent rather than a combination such as Co-Trimoxazole for Infusion.

• Treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonitis or “PJP”.

• Treatment and prophylaxis of toxoplasmosis.

• Treatment of nocardiosis.

• In general, the indications for the use of Co-Trimoxazole for Infusion are the same as those for oral presentations.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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