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Maligon Capsule

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Composition for Maligon Capsule

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Primary uses of Maligon Capsule

MRP
55
₹5.5/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Maligon Capsule

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Uses of Maligon Capsule

Maligon Capsule is used in the treatment of malaria.
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Maligon Capsule side effects

Common

Abdominal pain, Mood changes, Vomiting, Dizziness, Muscle weakness, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Itching, Hearing disorder, Blurred vision, Visual disturbance, Headache, Bloating, Altered heart rate, Photopsia (presence of perceived flashes of light), Eye disorder, Drowsiness, Ringing in ear, Rash.

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How to use Maligon Capsule

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. Maligon Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Maligon Capsule works

Maligon Capsule is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Maligon Capsule

Expert advice for Maligon Capsule

  • 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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Maligon Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Maligon Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maligon 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Maligon Capsule 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 Maligon Capsule causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Maligon Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Maligon Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Maligon Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maligon Capsule 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 Maligon Capsule

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
Yes,it is available over the counter
No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
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
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
Maligon 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 Maligon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Maligon with Mefloquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mefloquine: Mefliam, Meflotas, Larimef, Falcitab, Mefloc, Mefque, Larium, Mefcy, Meflife, Mefex, Altimef, Rumef
Maligon with Penicillamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Penicillamine: Cilamin, Artamin, Atrmin, Penicitin, Aaramine
Maligon with Leflunomide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Rumalef, Lefron, DM Lef, Leflunomide, Lefuma, Immulef
Maligon with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin, Lanoxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin, Celoxin, Dixin
Maligon with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux, Magasip
Maligon with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Diosis, Sodanet, Nodosis, Auxisoda, Audosis, Sodapill, Nocidos, Sobinate, Sodarise, Sarpix, Sodac, Acidose, Nabico, Sodocel, Sodonish, Sobisafe
Maligon with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane, Zorpex
Maligon with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf, Lafjoy, Lafadin, Futaden
Maligon with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
Maligon with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak, Cimetiget, Tymidin, Ulciban
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