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What should I know about sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine before taking it?

You should know the risks and benefits associated with sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine. Certain medications, including sulfamethoxazole, methotrexate, aurothioglucose, zidovudine, trimethoprim and lorazepam, are not recommended while you are using sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine in combination. Certain medical conditions, such as porphyria, kidney and liver disease, anemia, various blood problems and seizures, may put you at risk for developing complications with sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine. Before using sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine or any other medication, you should talk to your doctor about the risks of your medications and medical conditions interacting.
 
If you have any allergies to sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine or any of its ingredients, you should not take it. Speak with your doctor about the risks of taking this medication if you are pregnant or nursing. Sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine combination should not be used until a child is past two months of age. While using sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine, you should not use alcohol or tobacco.

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