- Assess patient for urinary tract infection (fever, cloudy urine, frequency, urgency, pain and burning on urination) or other signs of infection at beginning of and throughout therapy.
- Obtain specimens for culture and sensitivity prior to initiating therapy. First dose may be given before receiving results.
- Monitor intake and output ratios. Fluid intake should be sufficient to maintain urine output of at least 1200–1500 mL daily.
Lab Test Considerations:
May produce elevated serum bilirubin, creatinine, BUN, AST, and ALT.
- Monitor CBC and urinalysis periodically throughout therapy. Therapy should be discontinued if blood dyscrasias occur.
trimethoprim has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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