Sulfadoxine is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonamides. It is used in combination with another drug called pyrimethamine to treat and prevent malaria.
- Can help to prevent or treat malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite
- Can be used in combination with other antimalarial drugs to increase effectiveness
- Loss of appetite
- Allergic reactions (such as rash, itching, and difficulty breathing)
- Blood disorders (such as anemia and leukopenia)
Please note that this is not a complete list of benefits and side effects, and it’s always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any medication. It is important to note that sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is not recommended as a monotherapy for the treatment of malaria and there are resistance reported in some areas of the world.