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sulfadiazine

 [sul″fah-di´ah-zēn]
a sulfonamide used, frequently in combination with other sulfonamides, in the treatment of infections due to susceptible organisms, including nocardiosis, toxoplasmosis, otitis media caused by susceptible strains of Haemophilus influenzae,streptococci, and pneumococci, and malaria caused by chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum. It is administered orally as the base or intravenously as the sodium salt. See also silver sulfadiazine.
sodium sulfadiazine an antibacterial compound used intravenously.

sul·fa·di·a·zine

(sŭl'fă-dī'ă-zēn),
One of a group of diazine derivatives of sulfanilamide, the pyrimidine analogue of sulfapyridine and sulfathiazole; one of the components of the triple sulfonamide mixture. It is an inhibitor of bacterial folic acid synthesis, which has been highly effective against pneumococcal, staphylococcal, and streptococcal infections, against infections with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and in acute gonococcal arthritis; sulfadiazine sodium has the same uses.

sulfadiazine

/sul·fa·di·a·zine/ (-di´ah-zēn) a sulfonamide antibacterial, used as the base or the sodium salt in the treatment of infections including nocardiosis, toxoplasmosis, otitis media, and chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria. See also under silver.

sulfadiazine

(sŭl′fə-dī′ə-zēn′)
n.
A sulfa drug, C10H10N4O2S, used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis and other infections.

sulfADIAZINE

[sul′fədī′əzēn]
a sulfonamide antibacterial.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of infection, particularly of the urinary tract, and in rheumatic fever prophylaxis.
contraindications Porphyria, urinary tract obstruction, or known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are crystalluria, photosensitivity, severe allergic reactions, and blood dyscrasias.

sulfadiazine

Pharmacology A sulfonamide used with pyrimethamine to treat toxoplasmosis in AIDS  and meningitis Adverse effects BM suppression, crystallization in urinary tract, leading to kidney failure. See Sulfonamide.

sul·fa·di·a·zine

(sŭl'fă-dī'ă-zēn)
Diazine derivative of sulfanilamide; inhibitor of bacterial folic acid synthesis, which has been highly effective against pneumococcal, staphylococcal, and streptococcal infections, against infections with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and in acute gonococcal arthritis.

sul·fa·di·a·zine

(sŭl'fă-dī'ă-zēn)
Inhibitor of bacterial folic acid synthesis; highly effective against pneumococcal, staphylococcal, and streptococcal infections, against infections with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

sulfadiazine

a rapidly absorbed and readily excreted sulfonamide antibacterial agent. Used commonly in triple-sulfa preparations. The sodium salt is used intravenously.

silver sulfadiazine
see silver sulfadiazine.
sodium sulfadiazine
an antibacterial compound used intravenously.
sulfadiazine-trimethoprim
a very popular combination of a potentiated sulfonamide because of its broad antibacterial spectrum and its small dose rate.