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co-trimoxazole Line breaks: co-trimoxa¦zole
Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊtrʌɪˈmɒksəzəʊl/

Definition of co-trimoxazole in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A mixture of the drugs sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim, used to treat bacterial infections synergistically.
Example sentences
  • Children with acute lower respiratory tract infections received co-trimoxazole.
  • If minocycline or doxycycline cannot be used, alternatives include co-trimoxazole and ciprofloxacin.
  • Resistance to co-trimoxazole was observed in 57.6 per cent of isolates.
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