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Proloprim (Trimethoprim) - Summary



PROLOPRIM® (trimethoprim)
-mg and 200-mg Scored Tablets

PROLOPRIM (trimethoprim) is a synthetic antibacterial available in tablet form for oral administration.

Proloprim (trimethoprim) is indicated for the following:

For the treatment of initial episodes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter species, and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species, including S. saprophyticus.

Cultures and susceptibility tests should be performed to determine the susceptibility of the bacteria to trimethoprim. Therapy may be initiated prior to obtaining the results of these tests.

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Published Studies Related to Proloprim (Trimethoprim)

Comparative study of the efficacy and tolerability of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-trimethoprim versus artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal. [2011.07.08]
BACKGROUND: The ACT recommended by WHO is very effective and well-tolerated. However, these combinations need to be administered for three days, which may limit adherence to treatment.The combination of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine phosphate-trimethoprim (Artecom(R), Odypharm Ltd), which involves treatment over two days, appears to be a good alternative, particularly in malaria-endemic areas. This study intends to compare the efficacy and tolerability of the combination dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine phosphate-trimethoprim (DPT) versus artemether-lumefantrine (AL) in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal... CONCLUSION: The overall efficacy and tolerability of DPT are similar to those of AL. The ease of taking DPT and its short treatment course (two days) may help to improve adherence to treatment. Taken together, these findings make this medicinal product a treatment of choice for the effective management of malaria in Africa.

Randomized controlled trial of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for uncomplicated skin abscesses in patients at risk for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. [2010.09]
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is now the leading cause of uncomplicated skin abscesses in the United States, and the role of antibiotics is controversial. We evaluate whether trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole reduces the rate of treatment failures during the 7 days after incision and drainage and whether it reduces new lesion formation within 30 days... CONCLUSION: After the incision and drainage of uncomplicated abscesses in adults, treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole does not reduce treatment failure but may decrease the formation of subsequent lesions. Copyright (c) 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Standard versus newer antibacterial agents in the treatment of severe acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized trial of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus ciprofloxacin. [2010.07.15]
BACKGROUND. Although the use of antibiotics in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is largely accepted, controversy remains regarding whether the choice of antibiotic has any impact on outcome.

Trimethoprim as adjuvant treatment in schizophrenia: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [2010.07]
Various infectious agents, such as Toxoplasma gondii, have been hypothesized to be potentially relevant etiological factors in the onset of some cases of schizophrenia. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment trial in an attempt to explore the hypothesis that the symptoms of schizophrenia may be related to infection of the central nervous system with toxoplasma gondii...

Randomized controlled trial of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for uncomplicated skin abscesses in patients at risk for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. [2010]
within 30 days... CONCLUSION: After the incision and drainage of uncomplicated abscesses in adults,

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Clinical Trials Related to Proloprim (Trimethoprim)

A Phase III Comparative Study of Dapsone / Trimethoprim and Clindamycin / Primaquine Versus Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim in the Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate PCP in Patients With AIDS [Completed]
To evaluate the effectiveness of two oral treatments for mild to moderate Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP): dapsone/trimethoprim or clindamycin/primaquine as compared to a standard treatment program of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (SMX/TMP) to assess the tolerance of these two alternative treatments as compared to the standard treatment of SMX/TMP. Per 09/09/92 amendment, to assess the efficacy and tolerance of these two alternative treatments in patients who are intolerant to SMX/TMP.

The type of treatment being studied has the advantages of wide applicability throughout the world (including developing countries) and low cost. An oral treatment is more accessible to patients than drugs given by injection or by inhalation.

The Efficacy of Trimethoprim in Wound Healing of Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of trimethoprim in promoting wound healing and decreasing blister formation in patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Effect of Weight and/or Obesity on Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Concentrations [Recruiting]
This study will find how weight affects the dosing of a drug called sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Currently, the amount of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim a patient receives is the same regardless of the patient's weight.

All sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Trade name is Bactrim or Septra) medication that you will receive in this study will be referred to as study medication within this informed consent form. This drug is a combination of two antibiotics, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, which belongs to a class of medication known as "sulfones" and is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is given orally.

Study of Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole as PCP Prophylaxis in CTD Patients [Recruiting]
Evaluation the efficacy and safety profile of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis in Patients With Connective Tissue Diseases (CTD) treated with high-dose glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive agents.

Open-labeled, randomized, prospective single-center clinical trial. Observation period of 12 weeks.

Influence of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole for the Recurrence of Ocular Toxoplasmosis [Recruiting]
The protozoan Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite, a common cause of intraocular inflammation in the world. The treatment of toxoplasmosis is the sulfonamide group of drugs, which acts on tachyzoites forms, no acting on bradyzoites, that grown from latent focus located on boards and are responsible for recurrence. The investigators study aims to determine the effect of prophylactic therapy with Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole on the recurrences of toxoplasma retinochoroiditis gondii. This is a randomized, double-masked, in patients with eye condition of acute Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis. The study population consist of patients treated at Ophthalmology department, University of Campinas. They present symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of Recurrent ocular toxoplasmosis. Volunteers will be recruited with a previous diagnosis of chorioretinitis presumed Toxoplasma gondii, which show active lesions compatible with recurrence.

After the acute phase of treatment of all patients [1 tablet Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (800/160mg) 12/12h during 45 days], the same Stratified by gender) will be randomized in a 1: 1 ratio between the group 1 (prophylactic treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole tablet every other day) or group 2 (consisting of a placebo pill containing no active ingredient of similar appearance to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, 1 time a day to day alternate). The definition of a patient with a recurrent episode of chorioretinitis Toxoplasmosis is the presence of old scars of chorioretinitis, associated with satellite active lesions chorioretinitis with positive IgG and IgM negative for toxoplasmosis. The patients will be tested for visual acuity, examination biomicroscopy, tonometry, fundus photography and indirect ophthalmoscopy. In each study, patients will be randomized in blocks of four (two in group I and two Group II) with stratification by gender. The primary outcome is incidence of episodes of recurrent chorioretinitis by toxoplasmosis in the follow up of 12 months. It was planned a minimum sample of 140 patients (70 in group I and 70 in group II). Assuming an incidence of 6% recurrence in group A, this sample will have a 80% power to detect a difference of 18% between groups. The results of this analysis will be considered significant if p <0. 05.

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Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Proloprim has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.

Proloprim review by 33 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2x daily initially, 1x daily maintenance for the period of over 4 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   Dermatologist suggested trial of trimethoprim 2x per daily, once morning and once in the evening. Diminished acne resulted within the first month and more significantly for the following months. After 1 year, patient reduced to taking pill once per day.
Side effects:   Side effects were mild, but a similar derivative had significant side effects so this patient recommends trying another sulfur-based drug if this once poses problems. Side effects with trimethoprim included very mild sun sensitivity-simply use a sunscreen; occasional yeast infections once or twice per year; upset stomach if taken without food.
Comments:   Patient suffered acne for over 15 years and had been treated with various oral and topical medications. Oral medications included most typical antibiotics and Accutane. Results were less than ideal. D

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