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

(sul fa DOKS een & peer i METH a meen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat malaria.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• 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.

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

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

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and...

 
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