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How is toxoplasmosis treated in pregnant women?

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David Escobar
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In brief: Antiparasitic Meds

Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite, and as such, is treated during pregnancy with anti-parasitic medication.
Pyrimethamine is one option; if one is treated with Pyrimethamine during pregnancy, it is important to also supplement with folinic acid, since Pyrimethamine is a folate (folic acid) antagonist. Your doctor can work with you to determine the specific anti-parasitic to use.

In brief: Antiparasitic Meds

Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite, and as such, is treated during pregnancy with anti-parasitic medication.
Pyrimethamine is one option; if one is treated with Pyrimethamine during pregnancy, it is important to also supplement with folinic acid, since Pyrimethamine is a folate (folic acid) antagonist. Your doctor can work with you to determine the specific anti-parasitic to use.
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