Toxoplasmosis - Treatment

What kinds of treatment did you receive for toxoplasmosis?

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What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis?

Once the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is confirmed, you and your doctor should discuss whether treatment is necessary. In an otherwise healthy person who is not pregnant, treatment is not needed. Symptoms will usually go away within a few weeks. For pregnant women or people who have weakened immune systems, drugs are available to treat the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

Toxoplasmosis can be treated medically. The drugs used most often are pyrimethamine (Daraprim), sulfadiazine (Microsulfon), and folinic acid. Patients with HIV usually need lifelong treatment to keep the parasites suppressed.

Pregnant women are treated with spiramycin (Rovamycine) and leucovorin (Wellcovorin) in addition to the drugs listed above.

Other drugs occasionally used are clindamycin (Cleocin), azithromycin (Zithromax), or atovaquone (Mepron).

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