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    Pyrimethamine + Sulfamethoxazole

    Information about Pyrimethamine + Sulfamethoxazole

    Pyrimethamine + sulfamethoxazole uses

    Pyrimethamine+Sulfamethoxazole is used in the treatment of malaria.

    How pyrimethamine + sulfamethoxazole works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Pyrimethamine and Sulfamethoxazole which treat malaria. Pyrimethamine is an antiparasitic medicine which works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading. Sulfamethoxazole is an antibiotic which stops the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication.

    Common side effects of pyrimethamine + sulfamethoxazole

    Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Feeling of fullness, Dizziness, Headache, Mouth sore, Skin rash
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Oct 2019 | 05:50 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Pyrimethamine + Sulfamethoxazole

    Pyrimethamine + Sulfamethoxazole

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Pyrimethamine+Sulfamethoxazole?

    Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

    Q. Can I stop taking Pyrimethamine+Sulfamethoxazole when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Pyrimethamine+Sulfamethoxazole and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Q. What if I miss my dose?

    Take Pyrimethamine+Sulfamethoxazole as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)