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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-dimetoxy-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. 8)
  • Sulfadoxine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Sulfadoxinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, 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
  • Amphoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Netherlands
  • Anitmala (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Irza, Pakistan
  • Antifocinc (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Nenza Pharma, Pakistan
  • Bimotrim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Abbey Laboratories, Australia; Bimeda, United Kingdom; Bimeda Animal Health, Ireland; Ceva Animal Health, Sweden
  • Borgal (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Ceva Santé Animale, Norway; Intervet, Netherlands; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; Virbac, Netherlands; Virbac S.A., Ireland
  • Borgal 24% (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; Virbac, Belgium; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France
  • Croydoxin-FM (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    GlaxoSmithKline, India
  • Dofatrim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Germany; Dopharma Veterinaire Farmaca, Netherlands
  • Dofatrim Ject (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Poland
  • Dofatrim-Ject (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Belgium
  • Duoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Netherlands; MSD Animal Health, Finland; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Falcistat (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Remedica, Cyprus
  • Fansidar (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Martin Dow, Pakistan; Roche, United Arab Emirates; Roche, Brazil; Roche, France; Roche, Indonesia; Roche, Oman; Roche, Philippines; Roche, South Africa
  • Forthoprim (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Serumber, Germany
  • Laridox (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    IPCA, India
  • Laridox Forte (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    IPCA, India
  • Malacide (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Malason (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Hudson, Bangladesh
  • Malex (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Plasmodin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Ifars, Indonesia
  • Primidoxine (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland
  • Pyralfin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Lupin, India
  • Suldox (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Indo Farma (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Indofarma, Indonesia
  • Sulfamin (Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine)
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • TMPS (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Bayer Australia Ltd Animal Health, Australia
  • Tribactral S (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Jurox, Australia
  • Trimetox (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Veyx, Germany
  • Trivetrin (Sulfadoxine and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Intervet SA MSD, South Africa; Jurox, Australia


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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