"A unique type of poster placed in exam rooms helped reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory infections during flu season. The approach could help reduce costs and extend the usefulness of these drugs.
Patients should be warned that at the first appearance of a skin rash they should stop use of DARAPRIM (pyrimethamine) and seek medical attention immediately. Patients should also be warned that the appearance of sore throat, pallor, purpura, or glossitis may be early indications of serious disorders which require treatment with DARAPRIM (pyrimethamine) to be stopped and medical treatment to be sought.
Women of childbearing potential who are taking DARAPRIM (pyrimethamine) should be warned against becoming pregnant. Patients should be warned to keep DARAPRIM (pyrimethamine) out of the reach of children. Patients should be advised not to exceed recommended doses. Patients should be warned that if anorexia and vomiting occur, they may be minimized by taking the drug with meals.
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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