Sulfadiazine

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  • Other
  • Aids-related Opportunistic Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Chlamydiaceae Infections
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections
  • Malaria
  • Nocardia Infections
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Sulfadiazine Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Sulfadiazine

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Sulfadiazine is used in the treatment of:

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • Chlamydiaceae Infections
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections
  • Malaria
  • Nocardia Infections
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Sulfadiazine is used in the prevention of:

  • Rheumatic Fever

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Sulfadiazine Brand Names

Sulfadiazine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Sulfadiazine Drug Class

Sulfadiazine is part of the drug class:

Sulfadiazine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • CYCLOSPORINE/SULFADIAZINE
  • METHOTREXATE/SULFADIAZINE
  • PRALATREXATE/SULFADIAZINE
  • SULFADIAZINE/WARFARIN

This is not a complete list of Sulfadiazinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Sulfadiazine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Sulfadiazine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Sulfadiazine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Sulfadiazine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Sulfadiazine Dosage

Take sulfadiazine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Sulfadiazine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Sulfadiazine is available in the following doses:

  • Sulfadiazine 500 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Sulfadiazine Compounding Powder
  • Sulfadiazine Sodium Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Sulfadiazine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Powder
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet