Manufacturer: Ipca Laboratories
Generic Name: Primaquine
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|15mg (100 tablets)||$0.71||$71.1|
CHEMICAL NAME Primaquine (PRIM-a-kwin)
Primaquine is a form of antimalarial drug that is often used with other medications to treat the issues caused by mosquito bites.
The parasites can enter into the body using the method and multiply in red blood cells. This medication is used along with the choroquinine to kill such parasites from red blood cells and tissues. This also prevents the recurrence of infection (called as relapse). A combination therapy ensures complete cure from the issue.
Common side effects of using
Primaquine includes - nausea, dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting and abdominal cramps.
However, much serious side effects may include -
Do not use the Primaquine if you are allergic to it or if you have certain health issues like kidney or liver issues or lupus, anaemia, favism, arthritis, etc. Take a deep note of the above mentioned symptoms and contact your doctor immediately.
Talk to your doctor if you are planning to become or are already pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Before you start using the medication, talk to your doctor about your medical condition and especially about the Over the counter drugs or herbal supplements. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking penicillamine, quinacrine, trimethoprim, Zidovudine, azathioprine, etc.
Questions and Answers | Primaquine
1. Can I drink alcohol with this medication?
Answer- If you are taking the above medication, avoid the use of alcohol, marijuana, drugs, alcoholic beverages, etc.
The medication reacts strongly and will affect your alertness and may cause accidents.
2. Is it safe for heart patients?
Answer- The medication is known to cause an effect on heart rhythm or QT prolongation. This can lead to issues like fast or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.