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Daraprim

DARAPRIM®
(pyrimethamine) 25-mg Scored Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

DARAPRIM (pyrimethamine) is an antiparasitic compound available in tablet form for oral administration. Each scored tablet contains 25 mg pyrimethamine and the inactive ingredients corn and potato starch, lactose, and magnesium stearate.

Pyrimethamine, known chemically as 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-6-ethyl-2,4-pyrimidinediamine, has the following structural formula:

DARAPRIM®(pyrimethamine) Structural Formula Illustration

C12H13ClN4
Mol. Wt 248.71

What are the possible side effects of pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?

Stop taking pyrimethamine and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; or hives) during treatment with pyrimethamine.

Stop taking pyrimethamine and seek medical attention at the first sign of a skin rash, sore throat, paleness of the skin, unusual bruising under the skin, or swelling of the tongue. These may be early symptoms of serious side effects of pyrimethamine.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take pyrimethamine and...

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What are the precautions when taking pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?

Before taking pyrimethamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: seizures, kidney problems, liver problems, a certain type of low red blood cell count (megaloblastic anemia due to low blood folate), low folic acid levels from other conditions (such as malnutrition, problems with absorption of food, alcoholism), low red/white blood cell counts, low blood-clotting cell (platelet) count.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/20/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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