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Who should not take sulfadiazine?

You should not take sulfadiazine if you are pregnant or nursing a child under two months of age. You also should not take sulfadiazine if you have any blood problems resulting from a deficiency of folic acid, kidney disease or bladder blockage. You should also not take sulfadiazine if you are using other sulfonamide medications or if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with sulfadiazine, including certain medications and medical conditions that may interfere with your dosage. Medical conditions that may put you at risk for complications include: allergies to the medication, sore throat, stomach or intestinal infection, diarrhea, liver or kidney problems, asthma, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency, diabetes, pregnancy, various blood diseases and problems, porphyria and bladder blockage. Medications that may interfere with your dosage of sulfadiazine include: probenecid, diuretics, sulfonylureas and other diabetes medications, salicylates, blood thinners and indomethacin. 

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