Trimox is used for treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used with other medicines to treat H. pylori infection and ulcers of the small intestines.
How to use
Use Trimox as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Trimox by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
To clear up your infection completely, take Trimox for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Trimox is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
If you miss a dose of Trimox , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Trimox capsules and unreconstituted powder at or below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F) and chewable tablets at room temperature 15 degrees - 30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F). Powder that has been mixed with water should be discarded after 14 days. Refrigeration is preferred but not required for powder mixed with water.
Do NOT use 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
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Trimox . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
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)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Trimox . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased
Probenecid because it may increase the amount of Trimox in your blood
Chloramphenicol, macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole), or tetracycline antibiotics (eg, doxycycline) because they may decrease Trimox 's effectiveness
Methotrexate because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Trimox
Live oral typhoid vaccine or hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Trimox
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; unusual bruising or bleeding; vaginal discharge or irritation; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
If you have any questions about Trimox , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Trimox is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.