In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Sulfadoxine is a member of the drug class sulfonamides.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Sulfonamide

Chemical Name

Benzenesulfonamide, 4-amino-N-(5,6-dimethoxy-4-pyrimidinyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Sulfadoxinum (Latin)
  • Sulfadoxin (German)
  • Sulfadoxine (French)
  • Sulfadoxina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sulfadoxina (OS: DCIT)
  • Sulfadoxine (OS: USAN, DCF, JAN, BAN)
  • Ro 4-4393 (IS)
  • Sulfometoxinum (IS)
  • Sulformetoxin (IS)
  • Sulforthomidine (IS)
  • Sulphorthodimethoxine (IS)
  • Sulfadoxin (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Sulfadoxine (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Sulfadoxinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

  • Amalar (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Bloom, Pakistan; Brown & Burk, Kenya; Micro B & B, India
  • Amalar Forte (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Micro B & B, India
  • Anitmala (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Irza, Pakistan
  • Antifocinc (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Nenza Pharma, Pakistan
  • Bimotrim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Bimeda, United Kingdom; Bimeda, Luxembourg; CEVA Vetpharma, Sweden
  • Borgal (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Finland; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet, Poland; Intervet International B.V., Luxembourg; Veterinaria, Switzerland; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France; Virbac, Norway
  • Croydoxin-FM (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    GlaxoSmithKline, India
  • Delvoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Netherlands
  • Dofatrim Ject (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Poland; Eurovet, Belgium
  • Dofatrim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Netherlands
  • Duoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Schering-Plough Animal, Luxembourg; Schering-Plough Vet, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Fansidar (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan; Martin Dow, Pakistan; Roche, United Arab Emirates; Roche, Brazil; Roche, Ecuador; Roche, France; Roche, Indonesia; Roche, Oman; Roche, Philippines; Roche, Saudi Arabia; Roche, South Africa
  • Forthoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Serumber, Germany
  • Laridox (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ipca, India; Ipca Laboratories, Ethiopia
  • Laridox Forte (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ipca, India
  • Madomme (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Atlantic, Malaysia
  • Malacide (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Malareich (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ethiopia
  • Malaria Med (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Unibios Laboratories, Ethiopia
  • Malason (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Hudson, Bangladesh
  • Malastin
    Emil, Ethiopia
  • Malex (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Nopyrin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Flamingo Pharmacueticals, Ethiopia
  • Plasmodin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ifars, Indonesia
  • Pyralfin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Lupin, India
  • Suldox (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Sulfamin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • TMPS (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Bomac Animal Health, Australia
  • Tribactral (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Jurox, Australia
  • Trimetox (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Veyx, Germany
  • Trimosulf (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    WDT, Germany
  • Trivetrin (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Jurox, Australia; Schering-Plough Animal Health, South Africa

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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