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What should I know about Daraprim before taking it?

Before taking Daraprim, it is important for your doctor to know about any allergies or other medical conditions you have to ensure Daraprim's safety and efficiency. Your doctor especially needs to know if any of these conditions apply to you: a personal or family history of depression or seizures; blood disorders, such as anemia; malnourishment; folate deficiency; liver or kidney disorders; a personal or family history of alcoholism or other dependence problems; bone marrow problems; phenylketonuria (PKU); stomach or intestinal problems such as malabsorption syndrome; or if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or wish to become pregnant. Your doctor also needs to know which medications you are currently taking, such as phenytoin, methotrexate, proguanil, quinine, sulfonamides or zidovudine. These medications may increase your risk of bone marrow complications during Daraprim treatment. You must not stop taking Daraprim before the end of the course, unless your doctor directs you to do so. If your parasitic infection is not completely cured when you stop taking Daraprim, you risk a second infection in which the parasites are resistant to treatment.

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