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General Information on Sulfamoxole

Generic Name : Sulfamoxole

Latest prescription information about Sulfamoxole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Bacterials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sulfamoxole

India : 

International : 

Justamil, Nuprin, Sulfavigor, Sulfmidil, Tardamid, Vetranal

Why is Sulfamoxole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sulfonamide antibacterial, prescribed for susceptible infections.  

When should Sulfamoxole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney or liver impairment, infants less than 2 months, 3rd trimester pregnancy, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Sulfamoxole?

Adults Dose:
Initially 1g to be taken twice daily followed by 500 mg two times a day

Child Dose: Initial dose is 50 to 60 mg/kg daily
Maximum daily dose is 75mg daily

How should Sulfamoxole be taken?

Sulfamoxole is available as tablet or suspension form which has to be taken by mouth after food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sulfamoxole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood dyscrasias, G6PD deficiency, AIDS/HIV, kidney impairment, elderly, and who are taking other medications.

What are the side effects of Sulfamoxole?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic skin reaction, underactive thyroid, kidney impairment and blood dyscrasias.

What are the other precautions for Sulfamoxole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sulfamoxole?

Store it at room temperature.

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