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(Primaquine phosphate)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate used for?

Primaquine is a prescription medication that is primarily used in the treatment and prevention of malaria.

How should Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate be stored?

Primaquine should be stored in a safe place that is protected from heat and moisture. Keep Primaquine tablets at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Primaquine/Primaquine phosphate ?

Primaquine is a prescription medication that should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in your prescription. If your prescription is unclear or confusing, contact your healthcare provider for further clarification before you begin taking Primaquine. Primaquine tablets should be taken orally and accompanied with a glass of water. Primaquine may also be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.

When should Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate not be taken?

Do not take Primaquine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

What precautions should I follow when taking Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate ?

Before taking Primaquine, let your doctor know if you: have quinacrine therapy; have lupus erythematosus; have rheumatoid arthritis; have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency; or if you have a history of allergic reactions to previous Primaquine therapy. You may need a special dosage in order to safely take Primaquine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you begin taking Primaquine.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate ?

Certain side effects of Primaquine may cause blurred vision and difficulty focusing, making it difficult to perform activities that require your full attention (such as driving). Take Primaquine with caution when you are required to drive or perform hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you.

When should Primaquine /Primaquine phosphate not be taken?

Severe Side Effects (seek medical attention): allergic reaction; or darkening of urine.

Common Side Effects: loss of appetite; vomiting; stomach pain or upset; or nausea.