Emquin 40mg Injection

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Merck Ltd

Composition for Emquin 40mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Kidney
20.55
₹0.69/Injection
30 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Emquin Injection

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Uses of Emquin Injection

Emquin 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of Malaria.
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Side effects of Emquin Injection

Common

Abdominal pain, Mood changes, Vomiting, Dizziness, Muscle weakness, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Itching, Hearing disorder, Blurred vision, Visual disturbance, Headache, Bloating, Altered heart rate, Photopsia (presence of perceived flashes of light), Eye disorder, Drowsiness, Ringing in ear, Rash.

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How to use Emquin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Emquin Injection works

Emquin 40mg injection is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Emquin Injection

Expert advice for Emquin Injection

  • Take this medication with meals or milk to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful while  driving doing  anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine or any of the other ingredients of chloroquine tablet.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, if  you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
  • Check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with chloroquine.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome after taking chloroquine.
  • Do not use long-term high dosage therapy unless no other drug is available. 
  • Eye examination prior to and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving chloroquine at continuous high doses for longer duration.
  • Full blood counts should be carried out regularly. Caution is required if drugs which induce blood disorders are used concurrently.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Emquin 40mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emquin 40mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Emquin 40mg Injection should be used with caution during lac
tation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Emquin 40mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Emquin 40mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Lefrhum 20mg Tablet, Lefron 20mg Tablet, Dixin 3mg/5ml Syrup, Rantac 50mg/2ml Injection

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Emquin 40mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Chloroquine

Q. Is chloroquine a quinine/antibiotic/ contain sulpha/ is still used?
No, it is 4-aminoquinoline and not a quinine/antibiotic. It does not contain sulfa. It is used for the treatment of malaria (due to P. vivax, P.malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum), prevention and suppression of malaria, amoebic hepatitis and abscess, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis
Yes,it is available over the counter
No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Yes, it is banned in Nigeria
Q. What is Lariago tablet/Lariago syrup/Lariago-DS/ Resochin used for?
These are the trade names of products containing the drug chloroquine and are used in the treatment of malaria
No, it does not affect birth control/ affect birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Emquin causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
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