Prib DS 15mg Tablet

Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited

Composition for Prib 15mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Prib Tablet


Uses of Prib Tablet

Prib DS 15mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

Side effects of Prib Tablet


Abdominal pain, Epigastric pain, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea, Heartburn.


How to use Prib 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. Prib DS 15mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Prib Tablet works

Prib DS 15mg Tablet 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 Prib Tablet

Expert advice for Prib Tablet

  • You may undergo blood examinations particularly blood counts, hemoglobin determination during your treatment with primaquine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following: heart disease, low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia) and/or low magnesium in the blood (hypomagnesemia).
  • Do not take the given dose of primaquine for >14 days.
  • Do not take along with drugs which are known to cause disordered electrical activity of heart (QT prolongation).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Prib Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Prib Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Prib DS 15mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Prib DS 15mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Prib DS 15mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Prib DS
15mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Prib DS
15mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Prib Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Primaquine

No. Prib is neither a sulfa drug nor contain sulfa
Prib is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Derivatives of Prib are available in prodrug form, after metabolism Prib gets converted into carboxyprimaquine
Prib is used to treat and prevent repeated occurrence of symptoms of malaria
Q. Why is primaquine given with clindamycin?
Primaquine and clindamycin are given together for the treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia
Prib is active against primary erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, so it is given in falciparum malaria
No. Prib is specifically used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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