Brand Names : Daraprim
Pyrimethamine (peer-i-METH-a-meen) is an antiprotozoal ((AN-tee-proe-toe-ZOE-al))
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 ((tok-soe-plaz-MOE-sis))
. This medicine may also be used for
other problems as determined by your doctor.
Pyrimethamine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -