Cotrimoxazole-induced psychosis: a case report and review of literature
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Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), also known as co-trimoxazole among other names, is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It consists of one part trimethoprim to five parts sulfamethoxazole. It is used for urinary tract infections, MRSA skin infections, travelers' diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, and cholera, among others.
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Pharmacopsychiatry. 2006 Nov;39(6):236-7.
Cotrimoxazole-induced psychosis: a case report and review of literature.
Weis S, Karagülle D, Kornhuber J, Bayerlein K.
We present a case of acute psychosis in a 46-year-old woman who had been treated orally with cotrimoxazole because of a severe infection of the urinary tract. She had started to develop psychotic symptoms with bizarre behavior two days before admission. Following discontinuation of antibiotic therapy, including cessation of treatment with cotrimoxazole and the induction of antipsychotic treatment, her mental state resolved to a stable premorbid level within 36 hours.