Information about Sulfadoxine
How sulfadoxine works
Sulfadoxine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.
Common side effects of sulfadoxine
Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction
Available Medicine for SulfadoxineNo medicine available
Expert advice for Sulfadoxine
- Take sulfadoxine along with food to minimize gastrointestinal side effects.
- Take sulfadoxine with plenty of water to prevent crystalluria (crystals found in the urine when performing a urine test).
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear protective clothing while taking sulfadoxine, as it may increase sensitivity to sunlight.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you experience signs of rash or any other allergic reaction or folate deficiency (low level of folic acid in the body).
- You will be regularly monitored for complete blood count, liver function tests, analysis of urine for crystalluria if sulfadoxine is administered for > 3 months.
- Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking sulfadoxine as it may cause dizziness.
- Do not take if patient is allergic to sulfadoxine or any of its ingredients.
- Do not take if patients with impaired kidney or liver function, blood dyscrasias (a diseased state of blood), folate deficiency, severe allergy or bronchial asthma, G6PD deficiency.
- Do not given to Children less than 2 months.
- Do not given to regnant women at term and breastfeeding women.