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    Pyrimethamine + Sulphadoxine

    Information about Pyrimethamine + Sulphadoxine

    Pyrimethamine + sulphadoxine uses

    Pyrimethamine+Sulphadoxine is used in the treatment of malaria.

    How pyrimethamine + sulphadoxine works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Pyrimethamine and Sulphadoxine 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. Sulphadoxine is an antibiotic which stops the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication.

    Common side effects of pyrimethamine + sulphadoxine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Feeling of fullness, Dizziness, Headache, Mouth sore, Skin rash
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Oct 2019 | 06:21 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Pyrimethamine + Sulphadoxine

    Pyrimethamine + Sulphadoxine

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

    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+Sulphadoxine when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Pyrimethamine+Sulphadoxine 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+Sulphadoxine 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)