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Composition for SULPHADIAZINE

Sulfadiazine(500 mg)

food interaction for SULPHADIAZINE

alcohol interaction for SULPHADIAZINE

pregnancy interaction for SULPHADIAZINE

lactation interaction for SULPHADIAZINE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sulphadiazine 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sulphadiazine 500mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Sulphadiazine 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Sulfadiazine(500 mg)


Sulphadiazine 500mg tablet is used to treat various types of infections such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, meningitis (inflammation of meninges due to bacterial or viral infections), malarial infections and toxoplasmosis (a parasitic disease).

How it works

Sulphadiazine 500mg tablet belongs to class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of infections causing bacteria or parasite.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Depression, Altered sleep, Burning pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Loss of appetite, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Coordination impaired, Ringing in ear, Stomach pain, Tingling sensation, Vertigo, Vomiting


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Expert advice for SULPHADIAZINE

  • Complete the full course of sulfadiazine treatment to clear the infection and to prevent the development of bacterial resistance.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any infection as long term use of sulfadiazine is known to cause secondary infection.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight as sulfadiazine may increase the sensitivity to the sun.
  • Take sulfadiazine with caution if you have diarrhea, sore throat, stomach or intestinal infection; or if you have a history of asthma, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or any other blood problems.
  • Take necessary precaution if you have diabetes as sulfadiazine may cause low blood sugar.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as sulfadiazine may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol along with sulfadiazine as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions for SULPHADIAZINE


Q. Is sulfadiazine an antibiotic?
Sulfadiazine belongs to class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotic.

Q. Does sulfadiazine contain sulfa?
 It contains sulfa.
Q. Is sulfadiazine the same as sulfasalazine?
No. Sulfadiazine is different from sulfasalazine.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)