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    Fansidar (sulfadoxine + pyrimethamine) is a 500mg +25mg syrup of 15ml. It is used as an antimalarial agent.

    Package contains: 1 pack of fansidar contains 15ml syrup and an inner leaflet.



    Each 5ml contains:

    Sulfadoxine (USP) 500mg

    Pyrimethamine (USP) 25mg

    Dosage and administration: Curative treatment of malaria with a single dose.

    Adult: 15ml (3 teaspoons)


    5-10kg:    2.5ml (½ teaspoon)

    11-20kg:  5ml (1 teaspoon)

    21-30kg:  7.5ml (1½ teaspoons)

    31-45kg:  10ml (2 teaspoons)

    •  Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii infections.

    Infants and young children: 40mg/kg (based on sulfadoxine content) every two weeks.

    Precautions: Not to be used by patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides.


    Therapy and prophylaxis of malaria.

    • For the treatment of P.falciparum as long as the infection occur in the area with chloroquine resistance.
    • For the travellers to areas where chloroquine resistant P.falciparum malaria is endemic.
    • In infection with Toxoplasma gondii and in the prophylaxis of pneumonia due to Pneumocystis canii.

    Side effects: Fansidar can cause feelings of fullness and stomach pain. It can cause headache, dizziness, mental confusion, alopecia, hearing disturbance and muscle weakness.

    Contraindications: It is contraindicated in the patients of folic acid deficiency anemia, neutropenia and decreased bone marrow function. It is also contraindicated in patients with decreased liver and renal function.

    Fansidar back

    Instructions: Keep all medicines out of reach of children. Shake well before use. Protect from light and heat. Store below 30°C. To be sold on prescription of a registered medical practitioner only.

    Manufactured by:

    Fansidar is manufactured by Martin Dow Limited.

    You can buy fansidar online at this link:


    By: Kainat Noor

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