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Description

Carbarsone is an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a variety of parasitic infections, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and filariasis. It is a synthetic derivative of pyrimethamine, a naturally occurring compound found in some plants. Carbarsone works by inhibiting the growth of parasites in the body.

Common side effects of carbarsone include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, and rash. Rare side effects include anemia, liver damage, and seizures.

Brand names associated with carbarsone include Daraprim, Fansidar, and Maloprim.

Overdose effects of carbarsone include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, and confusion. Severe overdose can lead to seizures, coma, and even death.

Synonyms
  • aminarsonum
  • carbarsone
  • N-carbamoylarsanilic acid
Classifications
  • amebicide
  • antiparasitic
  • arsenical

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