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Composition for FALDP

Piperaquine(NA)

food interaction for FALDP

alcohol interaction for FALDP

pregnancy interaction for FALDP

lactation interaction for FALDP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Faldp capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Faldp capsule with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Faldp capsule 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Faldp capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FALDP

Piperaquine(NA)

Uses

Faldp capsule is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Faldp capsule belongs to a class of drugs called bisquinoline anti-malarial. It acts by killing the parasite with its own chemical waste produced during infection.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Altered heart rate, Cough, Shortness of breath, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for FALDP

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Expert advice for FALDP

  • Take piperaquine on empty stomach with water only. It should be taken 3 hours after the food intake and no food to be eaten within 3 hours after each dose.
  • Always take piperaquine continuously for 3 days as recommended by your doctor. 
  • Exercise caution while taking piperaquine if you are an elderly patient.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Patients allergic to piperaquine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give if Children is below 6 months or weight below 5 kg.
  • Avoid if Patient is suffering from severe malaria affecting brain, lungs or kidneys.
  • Avoid if Malaria infection caused by a parasite other than Plasmodium falciparum.
  • Avoid if Patient is suffering from heart condition, such as changes to the rhythm or rate of heart beat, or any heart disease or any of family members having heart complaints.
  • Do not take if suffering from salt imbalance.
  • Avoid if Patient is treated with malarial medicines or for prevention of malaria within 1 month.
  • Avoid if Patient is on treatment for bacterial infection, fungal infection, allergy, stomach complaints, drug addiction, high cholesterol, certain cancers, depression, or any mental disorders.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)