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Lavclor Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lavclor Tablet is a combination of two antimalarial medicines. It is prescribed to treat malaria. It fights against the infection by preventing the growth of the parasites inside the body.

Lavclor Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food, but try to take it at a fixed time regularly. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Lavclor Tablet

Side effects of Lavclor Tablet

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 Lavclor

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Rash

How to use Lavclor 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. Lavclor Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lavclor Tablet works

Lavclor Tablet is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Chloroquine and Primaquine which treat malaria. They work 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lavclor Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lavclor Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lavclor Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lavclor Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sometimes Lavclor Tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lavclor Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lavclor Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lavclor Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lavclor Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Lavclor Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take with food if you experience stomach upset.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-coloured 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 in spite of screening.
  • It may cause blurring of vision, when you first start taking it. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • It may cause low blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly, if you are diabetic.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome the side effects.

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Patient Concerns

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Having high fever and little chest congestion, college gave levatos 500mg one tablet for 3 days and crocin tablets. Temperature is still not coming down, temp rises to 102deg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
do dengue and malaria test
Good evening sir.last 2days i have headache, cold and low fever. Last night and today morning I used Dolo650 tablet and citrizen tablet. But their are no result for me. Till im suffering same. So plz tell me which medicine I can use
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
do malaria card test, widal & Dengue igg igm ns1 test
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References

  1. Medscape. Chloroquine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Medscape. Primaquine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Center for Global Health. Chloroquine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Malariasite. Primaquine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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