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|Mol. mass||310.33 g/mol|
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Sulfadoxine (also spelled sulphadoxine) is an ultra-long-lasting sulfonamide often used in combination with pyrimethamine to treat or prevent malaria. It is also used, usually in combination with other drugs, to treat or prevent various infections in livestock.
Mechanism of action
Sulfadoxine competitively inhibits dihydropteroate synthase, interfering with folate synthesis. it acts by increasing oxygen in blood.
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