If a patient on cotrimoxazole experiences adverse side-effects, medication should be stopped and the patient should be referred to the health centre. Common side-effects include skin rashes involving the eyes or mucous membranes inside the mouth, yellow discolouration of the eyes, and paleness of the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids), due to anaemia and tendency to bleed easily.

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