Sulfadiazine is a sulfonamide antibiotic.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.
""Medical uses”" It eliminates bacteria that cause infections by stopping the production of folate inside the bacterial cell, and is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
In combination, sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine, can be used to treat toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii.
Side effects reported for sulfadiazine include: nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, and dizziness.
Lantrisul; Neotrizine; Sulfa-Triple #2; Sulfadiazine; Sulfaloid; Sulfonamides Duplex; Sulfose; Terfonyl; Triple Sulfa; Triple Sulfas; Triple Sulfoid
- ^ "WHO Model List of EssentialMedicines". World Health Organization. October 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2014.