Pyrimethamine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Pyrimethamine?

(peer i METH a meen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat malaria.

• This medicine may be used to prevent or treat toxoplasmosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are taking this medicine for more than 3 days, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have drug or alcohol addiction, talk with healthcare provider.

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• If you have poor absorption, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Other protective measures are needed along with this medicine including using screens, bednetting, insect repellent (10% to 35% DEET), and permethrin spray on clothing and nets. Avoid spraying most insect repellents on children. Decrease evening and night-time outdoor activity.

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