Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that is used to treat and prevent urine infections (also called urinary tract infections or UTIs). It works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria (bugs) and getting rid of the infection.
Can I get trimethoprim from my pharmacy without a prescription?
Many pharmacists are now able to sell trimethoprim for the treatment of UTIs. This is available without a prescription to women aged between 16 to 65 years, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors.
Only pharmacists who have completed additional training can supply trimethoprim. They will need to ask you questions to make sure it is the best option for you and will need to record your name and address.