Information about Pyrimethamine
Pyrimethamine is used in the treatment of malaria.
How pyrimethamine works
Pyrimethamine is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.
Common side effects of pyrimethamine
Abnormal bruising, Abnormal skin pigmentation, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Change in blood test results, Dizziness, Headache, Vomiting, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Nausea
Available Medicine for Pyrimethamine
- ₹15Indica Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Pyrimethamine
- Pyrimethamine when given with sulphonamide, it should be given with folic acid (vitamin) supplement.
- Do not use pyrimethamine if you are allergic to pyrimethamine or any other ingredient.
- Do not take pyrimethamine if you have megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency.
- Do not take pyrimethamine if you have kidney or liver problems; fits (seizures); depression; bone marrow problems; stomach or bowel problems (eg, malabsorption syndrome); phenylketonuria, or alcoholism.
Frequently asked questions for Pyrimethamine
Q. What is Pyrimethamine is used for?
Pyrimethamine is used to treat toxoplasmosis and treat or prevent malaria infections along with other medicines
Q. How does Pyrimethamine work?
Pyrimethamine is an antiparasitic and works by killing the parasites or preventing their growth in the blood stream.