Sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin)

Photograph of Sulfisoxazole
 under the microscope.

Sulfisoxazole is a member of the sulfonamide class of antibiotics that is used to treat recurring urinary tract infections, meningitis, acute otitis media, taxoplasmosis, and malaria. The mechanism of action is the inhibition of dihydrofolic acid synthesis in susceptible bacteria, thus blocking the synthesis of folic acid. Side effects include itching, redness, and swelling.

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