pyrimethamine - oral, Daraprim
GENERIC NAME: PYRIMETHAMINE - ORAL (pir-ih-METH-uh-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Daraprim
USES: This medication is used with other medication (such as a sulfonamide) to treat a serious parasite infection (toxoplasmosis) of the body, brain, or eye or to prevent toxoplasmosis infection in people with HIV infection. Rarely, pyrimethamine is used with sulfadoxine to treat malaria. The CDC no longer recommends using pyrimethamine alone to prevent or treat malaria. Pyrimethamine belongs to a class of drugs known as antiparasitics. It works by killing parasites.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used with other medications (such as dapsone) for the prevention and treatment of pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS patients.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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