Emquin 64.5mg Injection

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Introduction

Emquin 64.5mg Injection is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the prevention and treatment of malaria. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Emquin 64.5mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Take measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes like using insect repellent creams on parts of your body, not covered by clothing. Spray mosquito repellent to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening. Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.

You may experience weakness, vomiting, rash, and itching as side effects of this medicine. It may also cause stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and nausea. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can lower the sugar levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly. It may cause blurring of vision. Therefore, regular eye examinations are recommended while on treatment with this medicine. When used long term, your doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you have unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness.

Uses of Emquin Injection

Benefits of Emquin Injection

In Malaria

Emquin 64.5mg Injection is used to treat malaria, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills the infection-causing parasite and stops the further spread of the infection. Emquin 64.5mg Injection is given by doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

Side effects of Emquin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Emquin

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

How to use Emquin Injection

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

How Emquin Injection works

Emquin 64.5mg Injection is an antiparasitic medication that 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Emquin 64.5mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Emquin 64.5mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Emquin 64.5mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Emquin 64.5mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sometimes Emquin 64.5mg Injection causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Emquin 64.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emquin 64.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Emquin 64.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emquin 64.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

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Quick tips

  • Emquin 64.5mg Injection is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
    • Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
    • Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms despite screening.
  • It may cause a blurring of vision when you first start taking it. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Eye examination before and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving Emquin 64.5mg Injection at continuous high doses for a longer duration.
  • It may cause low blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly, if you are diabetic.
  • When used long-term, your doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you have unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
4-Aminoquinoline derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Antimalarial- Aminoquinolines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Emquin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lefsum, Lefunid, Lefumide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Meflar, Mefly, Meflotag
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cilamin, Artamin, Atrmin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cardisip
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Which medicine use for Malaria? What is eating in Malaria?
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
The medicine depends upon symptoms and stage of disease
Suffering from maleria since 10 days please give me prescription
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
how do u know u have malariaand which type malaria u have
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FAQs

Q. What is Emquin 64.5mg Injection and what it is used for?

Emquin 64.5mg Injection is an anti-malarial medicine that is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

Q. How long does it take for malaria symptoms to show?

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as 7 days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito. Usually, the symptoms may take up to 7 to 18 days to appear (incubation periods) from the day of the infection. Initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like which include feeling hot and shivery, fever, muscle pains, vomiting, headaches, and diarrhea.

Q. Is it safe to use Emquin 64.5mg Injection for a long period of time?

If your doctor has prescribed you Emquin 64.5mg Injection for a longer period of time, you should get your eyes checked regularly. This is because chloroquine present in this medicine might cause blurred vision, difficulty reading (due to words disappearing), and a rare eye condition called retinopathy if taken for a longer period of time.

Q. Who should not use Emquin 64.5mg Injection?

Inform your doctor if you have psoriasis before taking Emquin 64.5mg Injection since it may make your condition worse.

Q. What are the side effects of Emquin 64.5mg Injection?

Some of the most common side effects of this medicine are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache. These side effects can often be reduced by taking the medicine with food.

Q. Can chloroquine cure coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There is not enough medical data to prove that chloroquine is effective in treating COVID-19. Therefore it is advisable not to take Emquin 64.5mg Injection without consulting your doctor for treating COVID-19.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Emquin 64.5mg Injection?

If you take an antacid, give a gap of at least 4 hours between the two medications.

Q. What is the difference between hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine?

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were both first approved for malaria. However, chloroquine tends to cause many more side effects than hydroxychloroquine. As a result, hydroxychloroquine is more commonly used today. Hydroxychloroquine is also approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, while chloroquine is not.

Q. How can you prevent yourself from getting malaria?

Malaria can be prevented by taking certain precautionary steps like covering your arms and legs to prevent mosquito bites, using a mosquito net, and insect repellent. Check with your doctor whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets. If you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose and finish the proper course of treatment.

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References

  1. Vinetz JM, Clain J, Bounkeua V, et al. Chemotherapy of Malaria. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1402-405.
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Expires on or after: December, 2021

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