Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole
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Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

An antibiotic drug used to treat infection and prevent pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

A synthetic combination of two antibacterial agents, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. This synergistic combination, also known as co-trimoxazole, inhibits two sequential steps in the bacterial metabolism of folic acid. Trimethoprim is a pyrimidine inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase; sulfamethoxazole is a sulfamide inhibitor of bacterial dihydrofolate synthetase.

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

An antibiotic drug used to treat infection and prevent pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

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