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Emquin 80mg Suspension

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Emquin 80mg Suspension is an anti-parasitic medicine. It is given to prevent and treat malaria caused by a mosquito bite. Additionally, it may also be used to treat bowel infections in children that are caused by another type of parasite (amoeba).

Give Emquin 80mg Suspension to your child by mouth, preferably after meals to prevent an upset stomach. Do not give antacids within 4 hours of taking this medicine as they may interfere with the absorption of the medicine. Emquin 80mg Suspension can be slightly bitter. You can mix it with fruit juices to mask the bitterness. If your child vomits soon after taking Emquin 80mg Suspension, help the child calm down and repeat the same dose after half an hour. However, skip the dose if it's time for the next dose. Do not double up the dose to catch up for the missed one.

Give it as per the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as that is based on factors such as your child's weight, age, clinical condition, and treatment response. Emquin 80mg Suspension may be given in higher doses for the initial one or two days followed by low doses in subsequent days. Strictly follow the dosing schedule prescribed by your child’s doctor as prolonged use of Emquin 80mg Suspension can cause serious side effects in your child.

Emquin 80mg Suspension may cause side effects such as headache, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, upset stomach, stomach pain, rash, itching, hair loss, or increased sensitivity to light. These are usually temporary. However, if these persist, seek your doctor’s help.

Let the doctor know about your child’s complete medical history including history of any allergies and ongoing medicine regimen. The doctor must be informed about any previous complications related to liver, kidney, brain, heart, muscle weakness, genetic problems, blood cell abnormalities, or ear and eye problems. This information plays a critical role in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Emquin 80mg Suspension in children

Benefits of Emquin 80mg Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Amoebiasis

Amoebiasis is an infection caused by a parasite named Entamoeba histolytica. It is often transmitted through contaminated food or water. Symptoms associated with Amoebiasis are not very common. However, in some cases where symptoms do occur, the severity may range from mild diarrhea to blood in stools (dysentery), intestinal inflammation, and pus in the liver (liver abscess). Emquin 80mg Suspension is given along with other medicines for the treatment of the above manifestations. Awareness of the quality of food, water, and sanitation conditions can help to prevent an infection.

In Treatment of Malaria

Emquin 80mg Suspension 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 further spread of the infection. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Emquin 80mg Suspension in children

Emquin 80mg Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Emquin

  • Upset stomach
  • Photosensitivity
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Emquin 80mg Suspension to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Emquin 80mg Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Emquin Suspension works

Emquin 80mg Suspension is an antiparasitic medication that is used to treat Malaria and Amoebiasis. It works by increasing the levels of heme and pH in the red blood cells where the parasite resides. It also acts by directly interfering with the genetic material of malarial parasites, thereby killing the parasite and stopping the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Emquin 80mg Suspension is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Emquin 80mg Suspension is recommended.
However, prolonged use may impact kidney function in your child. The use of this medicine is not recommended in children with severe kidney disease.
Emquin 80mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emquin 80mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Emquin 80mg Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give the double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • 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.
  • Take Emquin 80mg Suspension with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • Emquin 80mg Suspension may make your child sensitive to sunlight. Take special care and use protective gear when your child is outdoors.
  • Some self-care measures:
    1. Use of mosquito repellent creams, liquids, coils, mats, etc.
    2. Do not let water accumulate in the house as it may lead to mosquito breeding.  Instead, you can put a small amount of Kerosene oil in the water. This floating oil helps to trap and kill mosquito larvae and dramatically reduce mosquito breeding.
    3. Screen the houses with wire mesh.
    4. Use bed nets at home while sleeping.
    5. Wear clothes that cover the maximum surface area of the body.
    6. Avoid spraying insect repellents on children. Lower their evening and night-time outdoor activity.
  • When used long-term, the doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your child’s blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness in your child.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if your child exhibits serious side effects such as rash, swollen glands, problems with body organs like liver, kidney, or heart.
  • Keep Emquin 80mg Suspension away from children. Accidental exposure may cause serious events. If a child takes this medicine by accident, get medical help right away.
  • If your child develops a fever while in or after leaving a high-risk area, call the doctor right away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
4-Aminoquinoline derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
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
Brand(s): Meflar, Mefly, Meflotag
Brand(s): Artamin, Atrmin, Penicitin
Brand(s): Cardisip

Patient concerns

Symptoms of amoebiasis like Fl
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
get stool routine tests done
Which medicine use for Malaria? What is eating in Malaria?
Dr. Saurav Arora
The medicine depends upon symptoms and stage of disease


Q. What lab test can be done to identify malaria in my child?

Your child needs to undergo laboratory tests such as complete blood count, blood smear test, or malaria rapid diagnostic test for the diagnosis of malaria.

Q. My child is having a genetic deficiency of the G-6-PD enzyme. Is it safe to give Emquin 80mg Suspension?

Children with G-6-PD enzyme deficiency should avoid Emquin 80mg Suspension. The deficiency of this enzyme in the body can lead to the breaking of blood cells, resulting in severe anemia. It is advised that you get your child’s enzyme level evaluated before starting the course of treatment.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Emquin 80mg Suspension?

Emquin 80mg Suspension may interact with other medicines or substances. Therefore, it would be advised to inform your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Emquin 80mg Suspension.

Q. How should Emquin 80mg Suspension be stored?

Emquin 80mg Suspension should be stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any mishap.

Q. What is Emquin 80mg Suspension and what it is used for?

Emquin 80mg Suspension 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 80mg Suspension for a long period of time?

If your doctor has prescribed you Emquin 80mg Suspension 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 80mg Suspension?

Inform your doctor if you have psoriasis before taking Emquin 80mg Suspension since it may make your condition worse.

Q. What are the side effects of Emquin 80mg Suspension?

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 80mg Suspension without consulting your doctor for treating COVID-19.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Emquin 80mg Suspension?

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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