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This standard dosage approximates to 30 mg sulfamethoxazole and 6 mg trimethoprim per Kg bodyweight per day.
In acute infections COTRIMOXAZOLE (GLOBAXOL) should be continued until the patients have been symptom-free for 2 days, the majority will require treatment for at least 5 days. If clinical improvement is not evident after 7 days therapy, the patient should be reassessed.
For severe infections, the dosage may be increased by 50%. As an alternative to standard dosage for acute, uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections, short-term treatment of 1 to 3 days duration has been shown to be effective.
NOTE: It may be preferable to take COTRIMOXAZOLE (GLOBAXOL) with some food or drink to minimize the possibility of gastrointestinal disturbances.