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Active Ingredients:trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Resprim.

Resprim treats infections in most people, but it may have unwanted side effects in some people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Very rarely, people have died from complications due to certain severe skin, liver and blood reactions.

If you are over 65 years of age you may have an increased chance of getting side effects. The risk is greater if you have liver or kidney disease or are taking certain other medicines.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects.

You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

While you are taking Resprim

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • feeling sick, vomiting, stomach upset
  • loss of appetite
  • oral thrush (white, furry sore tongue and mouth)
  • vaginal thrush (sore and itchy vagina, vaginal discharge).

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • watery and severe diarrhoea, which may also be bloody
  • severe stomach cramps
  • unusual tiredness or weakness and looking pale
  • bruising or bleeding more easily than normal
  • signs of frequent infections such as Fever, chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • passing very little or no urine
  • painful, swollen joints
  • fits
  • symptoms of sunburn (such as redness, itching, swelling, blistering) which may occur more quickly than normal
  • severe and persistent headache
  • pins and needles in the hands & feet.

If any of the following happen, stop taking Resprim and tell your doctor immediately, or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital:

  • any type of skin rash, itching or hives, peeling of the skin
  • swelling of the face, lips, mouth, throat or other parts of the body
  • shortness of breath, wheezing or troubled breathing.

After you have finished taking Resprim

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following, even if they occur several weeks after stopping treatment with Resprim:

  • severe stomach cramps
  • watery and severe diarrhoea, which may also be bloody.

Tell your doctor if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients.

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