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How does pyrimethamine treat malaria?

Pyrimethamine treats malaria by killing and stopping the reproduction of the parasites that cause malaria. Malaria-causing parasites are transmitted through mosquito bites. Pyrimethamine kills these parasites. Pyrimethamine may be used with another medication, sulfadoxine, for malaria treatment.

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