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Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Nivaquine P Tablet

Nivaquine P Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Itching

How to use Nivaquine P 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. Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Nivaquine P Tablet works

Nivaquine P Forte 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.

Nivaquine P Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Nivaquine P Forte 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 Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nivaquine P Forte 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg 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-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.
  • Eye examination prior to and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving Nivaquine P Forte 500 mg Tablet at continuous high doses for longer duration.
  • It may cause low blood sugar level. 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 general feeling of tiredness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nivaquine P with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lefsum, Lefunid
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Helminthex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR
Brand(s): Femo, Fagene, Avifam
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

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 Nivaquine P available over the counter?

Yes,it is available over the counter

Q. Is Nivaquine P 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 Nivaquine P 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 Nivaquine P 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 Nivaquine P cause nightmares/insomnia?

Nivaquine P 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.

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