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What should I avoid while taking pyrimethamine?

While on pyrimethamine, avoid undergoing dental surgery, and put off any additional dental work until you are certain you have normal blood counts. Pyrimethamine can cause blood problems, particularly when given in higher doses. These blood problems can mean that you are more likely to suffer infections and gum bleeding. Use toothbrushes, floss, and toothpicks with care while on you are on pyrimethamine.

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