pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Is pyrimethamine-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies of pyrimethamine in pregnant women. Pyrimethamine should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Folic acid should also be given if it is used for the treatment of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.

Pyrimethamine is secreted in breast milk. Women should not nurse while taking pyrimethamine.

What else should I know about pyrimethamine-oral?

What preparations of pyrimethamine-oral are available?

Tablets: 25 mg.

How should I keep pyrimethamine-oral stored?

Pyrimethamine tablets should be stored between 15 C and 25 C (59 F and 77 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015

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