Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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.

Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned. 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.

Some people may experience rash, headache, dizziness, and vomiting as side effects of this medicine. It may also cause stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea. 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 Leoquin EC Tablet

Benefits of Leoquin EC Tablet

In Malaria

Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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 Leoquin EC 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 Leoquin EC

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting

How to use Leoquin EC 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. Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Leoquin EC Tablet works

Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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 Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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
Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sometimes Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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

  • Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria.
  • Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • 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 Leoquin EC 500mg Tablet 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 Leoquin EC 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): Artin, Cilamin, Artamin
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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LEO Pharma A/S, Industriparken 55, DK-2750 Ballerup, Danmark
MRP
16.08
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