Definition of cotrimoxazole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōtrīˈmäksəzōl/


A mixture of the drugs sulfamethoxazole 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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Syllabification: co·tri·mox·a·zole

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