Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT

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Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT helps treat and prevent the recurrence of malaria in children. It is usually given in combination with other antimalarial medicines. It works by killing the malaria-causing parasites and stops the infection from spreading.

Give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT to your child by mouth, preferably with food, to reduce the chance of an upset stomach. The dose depends on your child’s weight and the type of malaria-causing parasite. Give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT regularly, at about the same time each day, for as long as your doctor tells you to, even if your child seems well. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT, help the child calm down and repeat the same dose. However, if it’s already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double up the dose to make for the missed one.

Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT may cause some minor and temporary side effects in some children. These may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, dizziness, and skin rash. These side effects usually go away once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform the doctor of your child’s entire medical history, including any previous episodes of allergy, G-6-PD deficiency, blood problems, heart problems, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This will help the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT in children

Benefits of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT for your child

In Treatment of Malaria

Malaria is an illness characterized by fever, chills, shivering, and body aches. It is caused by parasites that enter the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT kills the infection-causing parasite and stops the recurrence of symptoms. This further stops the spread of the infection in the community.

Give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT to your child only as prescribed and refrain from giving any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as that may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT in children

Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Malirid

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramp
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash

How can I give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Malirid Tablet DT works

Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is an antiparasitic medication that is used to treat malaria. It works by disrupting the parasite’s DNA. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is recommended.
However, consult and thoroughly discuss any query with your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.
Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT is recommended.
However, consult and thoroughly discuss any query with your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

What if I forget to give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT to my child?

Do not panic. If you forget to give a dose of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT, give it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and give the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • Never self-medicate your child as it can be dangerous to use Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT without a doctor's prescription.
  • Never share your child’s medicines with anyone else as they may cause harm.
  • Make sure you have enough medicine to complete the prescribed course.
  • Follow these self-care measures:
    1. Use insect repellent ointments on parts of your child’s body, not covered by clothing.
    2. Make sure your child wears light-colored and covered clothing.
    3. Tuck the mosquito net under the mattress to keep the mosquitoes out.
    4. Use mosquito repellant sprays everywhere inside the house to kill any mosquitoes entering the rooms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
8-Aminoquinoline derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Antimalarial- Aminoquinolines

Patient concerns

Which medicine use for Malaria? What is eating in Malaria?
Dr. Saurav Arora
The medicine depends upon symptoms and stage of disease
Suffering from maleria since 10 days please give me prescription
Dr. Pushkar Mani
how do u know u have malariaand which type malaria u have

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Q. What are the signs and symptoms of malaria?

Some children may experience irritability and drowsiness, accompanied by poor appetite and trouble sleeping at an early infection stage. Typical malarial signs and symptoms usually begin within a few weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito. These usually start with shivering and chills followed by high fever. This is then followed by sweating and a return to normal temperature. The fever may either gradually rise over 1 to 2 days or spike very suddenly to 105°F (40.6°C) or higher.

Q. My child is having a G-6-PD deficiency. Is it safe to give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT?

No, do not give Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT to your child if he or she is having G-6-PD deficiency as there is a risk of severe adverse reactions such as hemolytic anemia.

Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?

Long-term use of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT can cause abnormal heartbeat (QT prolongation) in your child. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has a fast heartbeat (a heartbeat that does not feel normal).

Q. Where should I store Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT at home?

Always follow the instructions mentioned on the label of the medicine bottle about the storage of Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT. Ideally, you should keep Malirid 2.5mg Tablet DT at room temperature beyond the reach of the small children and pets. Do not freeze the medicine.

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