Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Daraprim

Descriptions


Pyrimethamine is an antiprotozoal medicine. Antiprotozoals work by killing protozoa (tiny, one-celled animals) or preventing their growth. Some protozoa are parasites that can cause many different kinds of infections in the body.

This medicine is used with one or more other medicines to treat and prevent malaria and to treat toxoplasmosis. This medicine may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.

Pyrimethamine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet