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- What is pyrimethamine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for pyrimethamine-oral?
- Is pyrimethamine-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for pyrimethamine-oral?
- What are the side effects of pyrimethamine-oral?
- What is the dosage for pyrimethamine-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with pyrimethamine-oral?
- Is pyrimethamine-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about pyrimethamine-oral?
What is pyrimethamine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Pyrimethamine is an oral antiparasitic drug used for treating Toxoplasma gondii and plasmodia infections. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, and plasmodia parasites cause malaria. Pyrimethamine prevents parasites from producing important proteins by blocking the use of folic acid which is necessary for the production of proteins. Preventing parasites from producing important proteins prevents growth and development of new parasites. The FDA approved pyrimethamine in January 1953.
What brand names are available for pyrimethamine-oral?
Is pyrimethamine-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
Do I need a prescription for pyrimethamine-oral?
What are the side effects of pyrimethamine-oral?
Side effects of pyrimethamine include:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Increased blood levels of phenylalanine
- Weight loss
- Reduced number of white blood cells
- Reduced number of platelets
- Swelling of the tongue
- Blood in the urine
- Abnormal heart rhythms
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