What is the use of Fansidar in pregnancy?

What is the use of Fansidar in pregnancy?

All pregnant women accessing services at health care facilities in Uganda receive at least three doses of Fansidar from the second trimester to reduce malaria episodes, maternal and fetal anemia, placental parasitemia, low birth weight, and mortality.

Why is Fansidar not taken with folic acid?

Interactions between your drugs Pyrimethamine may decrease the blood levels and effects of folic acid and if you take pyrimethamine to treat malaria, high doses of folic acid may interfere with its antimalarial effects.

Is Fansidar an antimalarial?

Fansidar (sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine) is an antimalarial agent, each tablet containing 500 mg N1-(5,6-dimethoxy-4-pyrimidinyl) sulfanilamide (sulfadoxine) and 25 mg 2,4-diamino-5-(p-chlorophenyl)-6-ethylpyrimidine (pyrimethamine).

What is the work of sulfadoxine?

Sulfadoxine , a sulfa medicine, and pyrimethamine combination is used to treat malaria. This medicine may also be used to prevent malaria in people who are living in, or will be traveling to, an area where there is a chance of getting malaria.

Can I take Fansidar with paracetamol?

Fansidar (pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine) Paracetamol (acetaminophen)…Drug Interaction Classification.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.

Can a pregnant woman take Fansidar drugs?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Fansidar; it may harm a fetus. Malaria is more likely to cause death in a pregnant woman. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about the risks of traveling to areas where malaria is common.

Does Fansidar cause headache?

Central Nervous System Reactions Headache, peripheral neuritis, mental depression, convulsions, ataxia, hallucinations, tinnitus, vertigo, insomnia, apathy, fatigue, muscle weakness, nervousness, and polyneuritis.

Is Fansidar safe in third trimester?

Use in pregnancy (Category C). Use of Fansidar in pregnancy is justified because the benefit to the mother and fetus outweighs the risks. Pregnant women using the drug should also take folic acid supplementation.

How effective is Amalar?

Amalar XL 20mg/120mg Tablet effectively treats malaria by killing the malarial parasites. However, it should not be used to prevent malaria and should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. This medicine makes you feel better within a few days of treatment.

Is Fansidar same as Swidar?

Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited, Swipha, is now producing Fansidar, its popular brand of Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine, SP as Swidar at the same plant where Fansidar has been produced for over 35 years.

What is the side effects of Fansidar?

Common side effects of Fansidar include:

  • stomach pain,
  • feeling full,
  • hair loss,
  • headache,
  • muscle weakness,
  • depression,
  • nervousness,
  • ringing in your ears,

What is the function of sulfadoxine in the body?

Sulfa drugs or Sulfonamides are antimetabolites. They compete with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) for incorporation into folic acid. The action of sulfonamides exploits the difference between mammal cells and other kinds of cells in their folic acid metabolism. All cells require folic acid for growth.

Is it safe to take sulfadoxine or pyrimethamine?

It is not generally recommended in people with a sulfonamide allergy or significant liver or kidney disease. It works by blocking malaria’s ability to use folinic acid. Sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine was initially approved for medical use in the United States in 1981. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.

Are there any antibacterial sulfadoxine that are allergenic?

Antibacterial sulfonamides (sulfamethoxazole, sulfadoxine and sulfapyridine) – which are derivates of sulfanilamides – are of allergenic importance.

How is sulfadoxine used as an antimalarial drug?

Sulfadoxine is a sulfonamide consisting of pyrimidine having methoxy substituents at the 5- and 6-positions and a 4-aminobenzenesulfonamido group at the 4-position. In combination with the antiprotozoal pyrimethamine (CHEBI:8673) it is used as an antimalarial. It has a role as an antibacterial drug and an antimalarial.