- Many of us call it Septrin but its actual name is jaw-breaking. Its real name is trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole.
- It is a drug of choice in immunocompromised patient suffering from pneumocystic jiroveci pneumonia.
- Other use of septrin include treatment of urinary tract infection, chronic bronchitis and shigellosis.
- It is unsafe for a child less than two months.
- Pregnant women should avoid it except otherwise stated by your doctor.
- It is best avoided when breastfeeding
- If you have kidney or liver problem, do not take septrin.
- Adverse effects of the drug include: Steven-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, rash and vomiting.
- Do not take with BCG or Typhoid live vaccine.
- Patients with heart problem should inform their doctors before taking septrin with artemeter/ lumenfantrine.
Pharm. Faleye Oyeyemi graduated from faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun Sate, Nigeria with distinctions and did her one year internship program at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos after which she did her one year compulsory NYSC with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Lagos.
Oyeyemi has earned herself Certification from University of Washington, Dublin in “Clinical Management of HIV and Leadership and Management in Health.”
Also, Oyeyemi is currently running her Masters program in Pharmaceutics.
She does not only portray academic excellence but the same in paying attention to details. She can be briefly described as a multi-talented fellow.