What is Pyrimethamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Daraprim

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A medication used for protozoal infections. It is commonly used as an antimalarial drug (for both treatment and prevention).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 3
Toxoplasmosis 2 0
Headaches 1 0
Support immune health 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pyrimethamine

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Nausea 1
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pyrimethamine

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pyrimethamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Pyrimethamine

Duration

Currently taking Pyrimethamine

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Pyrimethamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Pyrimethamine

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly

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