Trimox is used to treat treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used with other medicines to treat H. pylori infection and ulcers of the small intestines. and it works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Trimox may be taken with a meal or without a meal to prevent stomach problems.
Medications are prescribed according to a dosage schedule which must be completed in order to reap the benefits of the treatment. Lapsed schedules render Trimox ineffective. So, never stop in between unless advised by your physician.
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not miss out on a dose is to maintain a fixed regime for consuming Trimox each day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Trimox falls under penicillin antibiotic and it works by killing sensitive bacteria.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Trimox must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature at 15 degrees - 30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F).
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Trimox (you may check medicine label) then please do not use it without consulting your doctor.
You must also avoid using Trimox if
you are allergic to any ingredient in Trimox or other penicillin antibiotics (eg, ampicillin)
you have recently received or will be receiving live oral typhoid vaccine
Ensure that your doctor is aware of your past and current medical history before you start any new treatment or medication. This must include any and all diseases that you have suffered /suffer from, all subscription and over the counter medication that you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will help avoid a possible interaction or allergy.
In some cases, the medication might be altered or require special attention if you suffer from conditions like
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have a history of allergies, asthma, hay fever, or hives
if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to a cephalosporin (eg, cephalexin) or other beta-lactam antibiotic (eg, imipenem)
if you have kidney problems, gonorrhea, or infectious mononucleosis (mono)
Certain medicines may interact with this drug like
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), Probenecid,
Chloramphenicol, macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole), or tetracycline antibiotics (eg, doxycycline) Methotrexate Live oral typhoid vaccine or hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills).
Trimox is strictly to be used only for treating bacterial infections. Treatment with Trimox for curing viral infections like the common cold will be ineffective.
Extreme stomach cramps followed by bloody or tarry stools have been noticed in some patients using Trimox. If you experience something like this, then stop treatment immediately and contact your physician.
Treatment with Trimox must be constantly monitored as continuous treatment renders Trimox ineffective and leads to a re infection. This re infection is usually severe and cannot be cured by Trimox alone.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using Trimox. Discuss the effects and possible risks that Trimox usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using Trimox. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.