Side effect(s) of Trimethoprim

Read the side effects of Trimethoprim as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Skin: Rashes, itching, photosensitivity (sensitivity of the skin to sunlight), rarely serious skin reactions like Stevens Johnson syndrome and epidermal necrolysis.

Gastrointestinal System: Nausea, vomiting, glossitis and gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea.

Liver: Alterations in liver enzymes, cholestatic jaundice (rare).

Blood: Reduced blood counts, megaloblastic anemia.

Others: Muscle aches, headache, fever, aseptic meningitis, increased serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels (which could indicate reduced kidney function).



Other Precautions :  Reduced blood counts may occur in patients on long-term therapy.
The blood counts should be monitored regularly in these patients.
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