GENERIC NAME: SULFADOXINE/PYRIMETHAMINE - ORAL (sull-fuh-DOX-een/pir-ih-METH-uh-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Fansidar
WARNING: Sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine has caused severe, sometimes fatal allergic reactions. These severe reactions (such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis) usually start with a skin rash. Stop taking sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine at the first sign of a rash and seek immediate medical attention.
Sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine can cause severe bleeding, low red blood cell count (anemia), or serious infections. If you experience unusual bruising/bleeding, signs of low red blood cell count (such as severe tiredness, pale lips/nails/skin, fast heartbeat, rapid breathing at rest), or symptoms of a severe infection (such as high fever, severe chills, persistent sore throat), stop this medication and seek immediate medical attention.
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