sulfadiazine

 

General English name: sulfadiazine

Application: Use of rheumatic fever (bacterial infection)

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of sulfadiazine

Sulfadiazine Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Sulfadiazine

Contraindications to sulfadiazine

Sulfadiazine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Sulfadiazine on driving

Sulfadiazine drug interaction

Sulfadiazine Warning

Side effects of sulfadiazine

Side effects of Sulfadiazine overdose (sulfadiazine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Sulfadiazine

 

 

 

 

 

 Dosage forms of sulfadiazine

Pills and syrups

 

Sulfadiazine Drug Information

Sulfadiazine is a sulfonamide antibiotic, although such sulfonamide antibiotics have rarely been prescribed, sulfadiazine is a useful drug to help prevent recurrence of rheumatic fever.

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that has been relatively common among children in the UK, but is now rare. Rheumatic fever develops after an infection with the bacterium Streptococcus and can cause serious damage to the heart. The disease may recur after recovery, so antibiotics such as sulfadiazine are prescribed for a long time to prevent recurrence.

Sulfadiazine is one of the sulfa antibiotics and is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It helps kill the infection by killing the germs that are responsible for the infection. This drug is not effective in eliminating viral infections.

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that has been relatively common among children in the UK, but is now rare. Rheumatic fever develops after an infection with the bacterium Streptococcus and can cause serious damage to the heart. The disease may recur after recovery, so antibiotics such as sulfadiazine are prescribed for a long time to prevent recurrence.

Sulfadiazine is one of the sulfa antibiotics and is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It helps kill the infection by killing the germs that are responsible for the infection. This drug is not effective in eliminating viral infections.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Sulfadiazine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Sulfadiazine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

This drug is usually prescribed for children over 30 kg, 2 tablets of 500 mg daily, and the dose for children under 30 kg is 1 tablet of 500 mg.

You should take this medicine with plenty of water. The goal is to consume 2-3 liters of water daily while taking this medicine.

Sulfadiazine is also given as a syrup to children. The dose of this medicine for children is based on the child's weight. Children should not take more than 6 grams of sulfadiazine per day.

The dose of Sulfadiazine is usually prescribed to treat the infection according to weight and disease.

Take sulfadiazine regularly, at regular intervals.

The sulfadiazine treatment should be taken completely during the treatment period, and during this treatment period, the drug should be used regularly to eliminate the effects of the infection in general. This course of treatment may be longer to prevent the infection from returning.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to sulfadiazine

Note the expiration date of the sulfadiazine drug and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give Sulfadiazine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for sulfadiazine drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to sulfadiazine

  • Note the expiration date of the sulfadiazine drug and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give Sulfadiazine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for sulfadiazine drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • This drug is contraindicated for children under 2 months.

 

Sulfadiazine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Sulfadiazine use during pregnancy may be dangerous for the fetus.

 

The effect of taking Sulfadiazine on driving

Sulfadiazine can cause headaches and lethargy, so if you have trouble waking up, avoid driving.

 

 Sulfadiazine drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with sulfadiazine include warfarin, methotrexate, oral methamphetamine, and oral para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA).

Although antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

 

 Sulfadiazine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking sulfadiazine:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or porphyria (a rare blood disorder).
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have asthma.
  • If you have severe allergies.
  • If your bone marrow is malfunctioning.
  • If you have anemia.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Tell your doctor, especially if you are allergic to sulfonamides.

 

Side effects of sulfadiazine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

nausea

Vomit

Diarrhea

Loss of appetite

Headache

  Mental / mood changes (eg depression, hallucinations), symptoms of kidney problems (such as changes in urine output, painful urination), lumps or swelling in the front of the neck (goiter), symptoms of low blood sugar (eg, tremor, dizziness, blurring) Vision, unusual hunger, dizziness, persistent and severe headache, stiff neck, seizures: See a doctor right away if you have these symptoms.

Allergic symptoms such as shortness of breath and skin rash: If you have these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.

Important Note: Rarely, sulfadiazine may cause blood disorders and allergic drug reactions. See your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:

Difficulty breathing or any swelling of the mouth and face

Sore throat, fever, or discomfort during treatment

Skin urticaria

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Sulfadiazine.

 

Side effects of Sulfadiazine overdose (sulfadiazine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as fever, dizziness, drowsiness, mental and mood changes, bloody urine, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Sulfadiazine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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