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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sulfadiazine ()?
Do not take sulfadiazine without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a diuretic (water pill), a sunscreen containing PABA, or another sulfa medication.
Before taking sulfadiazine, tell your doctor if you have
You may not be able to take sulfadiazine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
It is not known whether sulfadiazine will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take sulfadiazine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether sulfadiazine will be harmful to a nursing infant. Do not take a sulfonamide without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take sulfadiazine ()?
Take sulfadiazine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. Drink several extra glasses of water each day while taking sulfadiazine to decrease the risk of developing kidney stones.
Sulfadiazine should be taken at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night to keep the amount of medication in the blood high enough to treat the infection.
It is important to take sulfadiazine regularly to get the most benefit.
Take all of the sulfadiazine that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they seem to get worse.
Store sulfadiazine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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