4.1 Therapeutic indications
Co-trimoxazole is indicated in adults and children (>12 to <18 years old) and adults (>18 years old).
Co-trimoxazole tablets are indicated for the treatment of the following infections when owing to sensitive organisms (see section 5.1):
- Treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis jiroveci 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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