Sulfadiazine tabletsMEDICATION GUIDE
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possibleinformation. If you have questions about this medicine talk toyour doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
What is this medicine?SULFADIAZINE (sul fa DYE a zeen) is an sulfonamide antibiotic.It is used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections,like those of the brain, ears, and urinary tract. It is also used toprevent infections in people who are at risk. It will not work forcolds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow thedirections on the prescription label. Take your medicine atregular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often thandirected. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you thinkyou are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine inchildren. While this drug may be prescribed for children asyoung as 2 months old for selected conditions, precautions doapply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of thismedicine contact a poison control center or emergency room atonce.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicinewith others.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almosttime for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take doubleor extra doses.
What should I tell my health careprovider before I take thismedicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDdeficiency)
An unusual or allergic reaction to sulfadiazine, sulfa drugs,other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What may interact with thismedicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
Aspirin and aspirin-like drugs
Diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide
Medicines for diabetes
Medicines for gout
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give yourhealth care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tellthem if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Someitems may interact with your medicine.
What side effects may I noticefrom receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health careprofessional as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face,lips, or tongue
Bluish fingernails or lips
Fever or chills, sore throat
Irregular heartbeat, chest pain
Joint or muscle pain
Red pinpoint spots on skin
Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin,including inside the mouth
Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Unusually weak or tired
Yellowing of eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention(report to your doctor or health care professional if theycontinue or are bothersome):
Loss of appetite
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call yourdoctor for medical advice about side effects. You may reportside effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What should I watch for whileusing this medicine?Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptomsdo not improve. You may need to have blood work done whileyou are taking this medicine.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keepout of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wearprotective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps ortanning beds/booths.
Drink several glasses of water a day. This will help to reducepossible kidney problems.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you havediabetes, check with your doctor or health care professionalbefore you change your diet or the dose of your diabeticmedicine.
Where should I keep mymedicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightlyclosed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possibleinformation. If you have questions about this medicine, talk toyour doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.