Last update Jan. 29, 2022
It is a short-acting sulfonamide with uses similar to sulfamethoxazole. Together with pyrimethamine it is used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis. Oral administration every 4 - 6 hours.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Sulphamides are excreted in small amounts in breast milk: 6 to 94 micrograms/ml, 1.6% of the total dose. (Briggs 2015)
Reports of adverse effects are rare (Briggs 2015). Avoid in suspected glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
Due to the greater toxicity than that of other antimicrobials and their high acquired resistance, the use of sulfonamides is currently very scarce. (Pérez 2003)
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