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Co-trimoxazole

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Read time: 20 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 08 Jun 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Co-Trimoxazole tablets are indicated in children (>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):

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

• Treatment and prophylaxis of toxoplasmosis.

• Treatment of nocardiosis.

The following infections may be treated with Co-Trimoxazole where there is bacterial evidence of sensitivity to Co-Trimoxazole and good reason to prefer the combination of antibiotics in Co-Trimoxazole to a single antibiotic:

• Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

• Acute otitis media.

• Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis.

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

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