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We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day.
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Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS when your order is ready for collection. It will be available to collect for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required.
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If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm will sent out the next day and delivered the day after.
Saturday delivery ⓘ
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on Saturday.
You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options
may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.
Trimethoprim is one of the first line antibiotic treatments for cystitis (along with the antibiotic MacroBid). A short course of Trimethoprim is prescribed to treat cystitis and reduce the risk of recurring infections.
To order cystitis medication online, fill in our brief questionnaire and select your preferred treatment. Our doctor will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.
Prescription and delivery are included.
Trimethoprim is a broad spectrum antibiotic. One of its main uses is to treat bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs). Urine is produced in the kidneys, temporarily held in the bladder and then passed through the urethra (the urine tube). Infection usually starts at the exit of the urethra, which is at the tip of the penis in men, or in the vaginal fold in women and moves into the bladder. If untreated, the infection can travel upwards to the kidneys, where it becomes much more serious. In its use against UTIs, Trimethoprim is targeted at bacterial infections of the bladder (cystitis) before they reach the kidney.
The active ingredient Trimethoprim prevents bacteria from taking up folic acid and therefore interferes with their reproduction. In the same way, it also prevents you absorbing folic acid, which is why Trimethoprim must not be taken during pregnancy. The symptoms should disappear within a few days. However, you must complete the full 3-day course of antibiotics to ensure the infection is completely treated to prevent the infection from recurring.
You should feel better within a day or two of taking Trimethoprim tablets. One course of Trimethoprim will last three days, after which you should have noticed a significant improvement. If your symptoms persist, it is important for you to seek medical help immediately. Your doctor will carry out further tests to establish the nature of your infection. It is important to seek help without delay, as urinary tract infections can quickly spread to the kidneys, making them more painful and harder to treat. If Trimethoprim does not work, it may be because your UTI is Trimethoprim resistant.
No. Trimethoprim is not targeted at the Chlamydia bacterium, which is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that also causes Cystitis. If you have a UTI, it does not necessarily mean you have Chlamydia. In fact, Chlamydia is the cause of only a small proportion of UTIs. If you think you have chlamydia, please visit our chlamydia page for further information.
In rare cases, patients are allergic to Trimethoprim or one of the ingredients. If this applies to you, your doctor will be able to advise you, which alternative treatment to take. If you are suffering from a blood disorder or kidney disease, you must also speak to your doctor, as Trimethoprim may be harmful for you.
No. You must not use Trimethoprim if you are pregnant. Trimethoprim can lead to a folic acid deficiency which can, especially in the early stages of pregnancy, lead to an increased risk of neural tube defects. Taking Trimethoprim during this time can seriously affect the formation of your baby’s brain and spine.
Trimethoprim is passed into breast milk, however, short-term use of Trimethoprim is not a problem. You should consult a doctor to discuss the suitability of Trimethoprim while breast-feeding.
Antibiotics can make oral contraceptive pills less effective. In addition, antibiotics may cause vomiting or diarrhoea, which affect your contraceptive protection. Use need to use a condom in addition to your regular oral contraceptive to prevent unwanted pregnancy while taking Trimethoprim.
Yes. There is no interaction between alcohol and trimethoprim. Please note, that it is not advisable to consume alcohol during a bout of cystitis, as it can irritate your bladder further.
A standard Trimethoprim tablet contains 200mg Trimethoprim. You will need to take one pill twice a day for three consecutive days. If you miss a pill just, carry on with the normal dose the next day. Do not take extra pills to make up for the missed dose. Trimethoprim should be swallowed whole and taken with a glass of water. Do not stop taking Trimethoprim just because the symptoms disappear. Always complete your course of antibiotics to prevent the infection recurring and to prevent the bacteria from developing a resistance. If you accidentally take more Trimethoprim than you should, you must consult your doctor immediately.
Trimethoprim 200mg tablets contain 200mg of the active ingredient Trimethoprim. Other ingredients are colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, macrogol, magnesium stearate, providence, sodium starch glycollate, stearic acid and E460. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you should not take Trimethoprim.
The tablets are white, round and uncoated. One side is imprinted with TMP and 100 or 200, depending on the dose. Trimethoprim tablets usually come in packs of 6 pills (taken twice a day for 3 days).
The following side effects are severe and you must see a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
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You'll complete a short online health assessment and choose the medication you need. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to a pharmacist to be dispensed.
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Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.
Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
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Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016
Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm
All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled
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