Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause convulsions.
Do NOT use sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine tablets if:
- You are hypersensitive to pyrimethamine, sulfonamides, or any other ingredient of the medicine.
- You have megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency.
- You have renal or hepatic failure or blood dyscrasias.
Use of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine during pregnancy or breast feeding is to be avoided. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking this product.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 2 to 3 tablets taken as a single dose. Usual does for children is based upon body weight: 5 to 10 kg half tablet, 11 to 20 kg 1 tablet, 21 to 30 kg a tablet and half, 31 to 45 kg 2 tablets, more than 45 kg 3 tablets (all taken as a single dose).
Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine should not be taken if you are using sulfonamides, trimethoprim trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Consult with your doctor about any medication you are taking, before your treatment with sulfadoxine pyrimethamine tablets.