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Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet

Mankind Pharma Ltd

Composition for Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet

MRP
6.23
₹0.62/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Mahaquin Tablet

Uses of Mahaquin Tablet

Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

Mahaquin Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Mahaquin are Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Itching.

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

How Mahaquin Tablet works

Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet is a an antiparasitic medication which 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.

In Depth Information on Mahaquin Tablet

Expert advice for Mahaquin Tablet

  • Take this medication with meals or milk to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful while  driving doing  anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine or any of the other ingredients of chloroquine tablet.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, if  you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
  • Check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with chloroquine.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome after taking chloroquine.
  • Do not use long-term high dosage therapy unless no other drug is available. 
  • Eye examination prior to and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving chloroquine at continuous high doses for longer duration.
  • Full blood counts should be carried out regularly. Caution is required if drugs which induce blood disorders are used concurrently.
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Mahaquin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Mahaquin Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sometimes Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mahaquin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Mahaquin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Chloroquine

Q. Is chloroquine a quinine/antibiotic/ contain sulpha/ is still used?
No, it is 4-aminoquinoline and not a quinine/antibiotic. It does not contain sulfa. It is used for the treatment of malaria (due to P. vivax, P.malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum), prevention and suppression of malaria, amoebic hepatitis and abscess, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis
Q. Is Mahaquin available over the counter?
Yes,it is available over the counter
Q. Is Mahaquin safe in G6PD deficiency?
No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Mahaquin banned in Nigeria?
Yes, it is banned in Nigeria
Q. What is Lariago tablet/Lariago syrup/Lariago-DS/ Resochin used for?
These are the trade names of products containing the drug chloroquine and are used in the treatment of malaria
Q. Does Mahaquin affect birth control/ affect the birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle?
No, it does not affect birth control/ affect birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does Mahaquin cause nightmares/insomnia?
Mahaquin causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Mahaquin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Mahaquin with Mefloquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mefloquine: Mefliam, Meflotas, Larimef, Falcitab, Mefloc, Mefque, Larium, Mefcy, Meflife, Mefex, Altimef, Rumef, Mqf, Confal, Zoquine, Mepalex
Mahaquin with Penicillamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Penicillamine: Cilamin, Artamin, Atrmin, Penicitin, Aaramine
Mahaquin with Leflunomide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefsum, Lefunid, Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef, Lefron, DM Lef, Leflunomide, Lefuma, Immulef, Lefdol, Lefmaa
Mahaquin with Praziquantel
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Praziquantel: Helminthex, Zenticide
Mahaquin with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin
Mahaquin with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux, Magasip
Mahaquin with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf, Lafjoy, Lafadin, Futaden
Mahaquin with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane, Zorpex, Roximol, Roxaryl
Mahaquin with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak, Cimetiget, Tymidin, Ulciban, Tagasec
Mahaquin with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
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