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Daraprim is a drug that belongs to the antiparasitic group. It means it is a parasite killer. It acts by preventing the growth and reproduction of parasites in the body. Daraprim medicine is used to treat or prevent malaria in both adults and children. But it is recommended that Daraprim should be combined with a fast-acting anti-malarial drug like chloroquine when treating malaria. However, Daraprim is not the preferred drug of choice for treating malaria while traveling.
Daraprim is also used to treat serious parasite infections like toxoplasmosis of the body, brain, or eye. It is also used in people to treat toxoplasmosis, who have HIV infection.
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The active ingredient is Pyrimethamine 25mg.
Daraprim must be strictly followed according to the prescription of the doctor. Usually, it is given once or twice a day or as directed by your physician. It should be taken with food to reduce nausea and vomiting associated with it. If vomiting is severe, the Daraprim dose must be decreased. Usually, Pyrimethamine is given in combination with other drugs. Take in plenty of fluids to prevent kidney problems especially if the combination is with “sulpha” drugs.
Daraprim dosage will depend upon the type of infection, age, medical condition and response to treatment. Sometimes, Daraprim has to be taken for several weeks to treat a condition. Never alter, increase or stop your medication without consulting your physician.
Consult your doctor before starting Daraprim, if you have the following conditions.
- Megaloblastic anemia (Due to folic acid deficiency)
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Allergy to Pyrimethamine
- Low white or red blood cell count, low platelet count
Your doctor should be immediately consulted if any of the following side effects are seen with Daraprim.
- Sore throat, swelling of the tongue
- Pale skin, easy bruising, purple spots under the skin
- First mild appearance of skin rash
- Blood in urine
- Fever, cold, flu symptoms
- New or worsening cough, fever, trouble breathing
- Irregular heartbeats
- Signs of folate deficiency like tiredness, mood changes, mouth sores, stomach discomfort, loss of appetite
- Severe skin reaction including edema, fever, purple skin rash
- Nausea, vomiting
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
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