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How do medications treat toxoplasmosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine help to fight against the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. Unfortunately, pyrimethamine tends to prevent the acceptance of folic acid. Thus, many doctors recommend folic acid in addition to pyrimethamine. People with HIV/AIDS can take the same medications but often have to stay on them for the rest of their life. Doctors often prescribe infected pregnant women spiramycin which reduces your baby’s risk of infection with the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

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