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Emquin 500 mg Tablet

Merck Ltd

Composition for Emquin 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Emquin 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Emquin Tablet

Uses of Emquin Tablet

Emquin 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

Emquin Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Emquin are Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Itching.

How to use Emquin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Emquin 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Emquin Tablet works

Emquin 500 mg Tablet is a an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

In Depth Information on Emquin Tablet

Expert advice for Emquin Tablet

  • 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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Emquin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Emquin Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emquin 500 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Emquin 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sometimes Emquin 500 mg Tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Emquin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emquin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Emquin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emquin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Emquin
Dear sir, I have infected with malaria can you tell proper treatment my platelets is less than 48 k please guide me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
malaria mai platelet kyu kam hoga
My son have maleriya and dengue positive. As per blood reports Platelets are 1.95 Next day 1.70 Yesterday 1.85 lacks Admitted in nursing home Continue drip for fluid deficiency taking care Now What we have to take careAlso bp normal Ultrasound normal Chest x ray normalAll other blood reports normal
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
All that is required for Dengue is Plenty of fluids and what I gather from your information , he does not require hospitalisation . For malaria he must have already got treatmentfor more information on Dengue read my article http://knockknockdoctor.blogspot.in/2016/08/dengue.html
Cooling chillis, some head throwing symptomsDear doctor,Feeling shivering some times and BP is normal but unable to stand or sit properly due to distubense in head,please suggest me
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Tab Dolo 650mg BD Adv- CBC, MALARIA antigen
I got fever 2 times in last 2 weeks , having weakness not willing to have food , not eating properly, also I am not getting sleep at proper time in night, always get late sleep
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
do Dengue ns1y test and also Igg & igmand Malaria card test
Sir I m suffering from fever since 10 day and I had used zifi200, paracetamol but there is no relief pls suggest which antibiotic I can use
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
you need to get CBC, Urine REME, Chest x ray, Malaria antigens beside a detailed clinical check up to find the cause of fever
Around 8-9 months ago i got malaria and typhoid after that Whenever I use to eat any junk food or Oily food or masala food I got gas or indigestion why this is happening
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
avoid junk food and take antacid tab for 3 months early morning . thanks
Dear Doctor i have fever from last day whole night i was suffering with fever and i have taken last night cefixime+ paracetamol but after taken paracetamol i have to go for toilet many times8-9 times kindly suggest the medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take Aceclo plus twice a day for 3 daysno need of antibiotic like cefixime , because it could be simply seasonal feverif no correction found than do, test for dengue, malaria & typhoidWIDAL, MALARIA CARD TEST, AND DENGUE Igg, IGM & NS1 test

Frequently asked questions about Emquin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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
Q. Is Emquin available over the counter?
Yes,it is available over the counter
Q. Is Emquin safe in G6PD deficiency?
No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Emquin banned in Nigeria?
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
Q. Does Emquin affect birth control/ affect the birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle?
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
Q. Does Emquin cause nightmares/insomnia?
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Emquin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Emquin with Penicillamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Penicillamine: Cilamin, Artamin, Atrmin, Penicitin, Aaramine
Emquin with Mefloquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mefloquine: Meflar, Mefly, Mefliam, Meflotas, Larimef, Falcitab, Mefloc, Mefque, Larium, Meflife
Emquin with Leflunomide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefsum, Lefunid, Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef, Lefron
Emquin with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
Emquin with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux, Magasip
Emquin with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Cardisip, Digon, Cardioxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin
Emquin with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin, Diosis, Sodanet, Nodosis, Auxisoda, Audosis, Sodapill
Emquin with Praziquantel
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Praziquantel: Helminthex, Zenticide
Emquin with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane, Zorpex, Roximol, Roxaryl
Emquin with Ranitidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Ranitidine: Acigo, Rin, Ranis, Randor, No Gas, Ritin, Raniciz, Zivitec, Ranitidine, Ranitol
Emquin with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: C Met, Acitak, Cimetiget, Tymidin, Ulciban, Tagasec
Emquin with Famotidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Famotidine: Femo, Fagene, Avifam, Pedin, Famotic, Fadine, Famot, Acidosh, Autidine, F Cid
Emquin with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafcid, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid
Emquin with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
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