Definition of cotrimoxazole in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkōtrīˈmäksəzōl/ /ˌkoʊtraɪˈmɑksəzoʊl/


  • A mixture of the drugs sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, used to treat bacterial infections synergistically.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The researchers gave half the children daily co-trimoxazole, the other half received a placebo.’
    • ‘Once patients were evaluated and found to fit the criteria for treatment they were given a one month course of co-trimoxazole.’