This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria.
Adults: Prophylaxis- 1 tab (combination in the ratio of 500mg sulphamethaxarole + 25mg pyrimethamine) once a week. Treatment: 2 tabs in a single dose.
Children: 9-14 years: 3/4 tab 4-8 years: 1/2 tab under 4: 1/4 tab. All once a week.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of G6PD deficiency, asthma, severe allergies, kidney or liver problems, seizures, alcohol abuse, or depression, diarrhea, sore throat, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Blood :
Anemia, decrease in platelet and white blood cells and easy bruising.
• Skin : Skin death, hives, itching, rash, redness, scar, sensitivity to light and hair loss.
• Gastrointestinal : Mouth ulcer, nausea, blood vomiting, abdominal pains, liver inflammation, liver damage, diarrhea, feeling of fullness, and transient rise of liver enzymes.
• Central Nervous System : Headache, nerve disease, mental depression, convulsions, incoordination, hallucinations, ringing in the ear, unsteadiness, sleeplessness, fatigue, muscle weakness and nervousness.
• Respiratory : Lung infection/inflammation.
• Genitourinary : Kidney failure, interstitial nephritis, BUN and absence of urination.
• Miscellaneous : Drug fever and chills.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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