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In this Article
- What is pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- What are the possible side effects of pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- How should I take pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fansidar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fansidar)?
- What should I avoid while taking pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- What other drugs will affect pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fansidar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Fansidar)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, chills, sore throat, swollen tongue, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds) while taking this medication.
What other drugs will affect pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (Fansidar)?
Tell your doctor about any other anti-malaria medications you are taking.
The following drugs can interact with pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- chloroquine (Aralen); or
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Gantanol, Septra, and others);
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine.
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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Additional Fansidar Information
- Fansidar Drug Interactions Center: sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine oral
- Fansidar Side Effects Center
- Fansidar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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