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(sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine) Tablets
FATALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF FANSIDAR (sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine) HAVE OCCURRED DUE TO SEVERE REACTIONS, INCLUDING STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME AND TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS. FANSIDAR (sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine) PROPHYLAXIS MUST BE DISCONTINUED AT THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF SKIN RASH, IF A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THE COUNT OF ANY FORMED BLOOD ELEMENTS IS NOTED, OR UPON THE OCCURRENCE OF ACTIVE BACTERIAL OR FUNGAL INFECTIONS.
Fansidar (sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine) is an antimalarial agent, each tablet containing 500 mg N1-(5,6-dimethoxy-4-pyrimidinyl) sulfanilamide (sulfadoxine) and 25 mg 2,4-diamino-5-(p-chlorophenyl)-6-ethylpyrimidine (pyrimethamine). Each tablet also contains cornstarch, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate and talc.
What are the possible side effects of pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
- a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
- feeling tired, weak, or dizzy;
- hallucinations, seizure (convulsions);
- urinating less than usual...
What are the precautions when taking sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine (Fansidar)?
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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