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Daraprim Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- What are the possible side effects of pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- How should I take pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Daraprim)?
- What happens if I overdose (Daraprim)?
- What should I avoid while taking pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- What other drugs will affect pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Daraprim)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and only take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose (Daraprim)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a pyrimethamine overdose may include abdominal pain, nausea, severe vomiting (possibly with blood in the vomit), anxiety or excitability, and seizures.
What should I avoid while taking pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with pyrimethamine unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect pyrimethamine (Daraprim)?
Before taking pyrimethamine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- auranofin (Ridaura);
- aurothioglucose (Solganal); or
- or gold sodium thiomalate (Aurolate, Myochrysine).
You may not be able to take pyrimethamine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pyrimethamine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pyrimethamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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