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Generic Name: Pyrimethamine (peer-i-METH-a-meen)
Brand Name: Daraprim
Daraprim is used for:
Treating or preventing malaria and treating toxoplasmosis when used with other medicines (eg, folinic acid).
Daraprim is an antiparasitic. It works by killing the parasites or preventing their growth.
Do NOT use Daraprim if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Daraprim :
Some medical conditions may interact with Daraprim . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Daraprim . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Daraprim may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Daraprim :
Use Daraprim as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Daraprim .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Daraprim :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include abdominal pain; difficulty breathing; fast heartbeat; fever; nausea; seizures; severe or persistent vomiting; stomach pain; vomiting of blood.Proper storage of Daraprim :
Store Daraprim at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Daraprim out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Daraprim . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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