Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic name: (Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole) (Spanish name. Ectaprim F) What Co-trimoxazole tablets are and what they are used for Co-trimoxazole is a type of an antibacterial medicine, which works by killing bacteria. Co-trimoxazole tablets are used to treat: · or prevent lung infections caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci (P.carinii) · or prevent toxoplasmosis (passed through undercooked meat or cat faeces) · nocardiosis (bacterial infection causing abscesses) · urinary tract infections ( e.g.cystitis) or worsening of long-term bronchitis · ear infections (acute otitis media). Co- trimoxazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.