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Prib DS 15mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Prib DS 15mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the prevention and treatment of malaria. It works by killing malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Prib DS 15mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Take measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes like using insect repellent creams on parts of your body, not covered by clothing. Spray mosquito repellent to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening. Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.

Some people may have a rash, headache, vomiting, and dizziness, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can lower the sugar levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly. It may cause blurring of vision. Therefore, regular eye examinations are recommended while on treatment with this medicine.

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 a general feeling of tiredness.

Uses of Prib Tablet

Benefits of Prib Tablet

In Malaria

Prib DS 15mg Tablet is an antimalarial medicine and is used to treat malaria, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills the infection causing parasite and stops further spread of the infection. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Prib Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prib

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hives
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Upper abdominal pain

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 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Prib DS 15mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prib DS 15mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prib DS 15mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prib DS 15mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Prib DS 15mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
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.

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Quick Tips

  • Prib DS 15mg 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 Prib DS 15mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
8-Aminoquinoline derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS

Patient Concerns

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Irregular menses n some doctor said itz harmonal prib. So wt to do
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT get a Thyroid profile and ultrasound scan done to see what is going on.
Having high fever and little chest congestion, college gave levatos 500mg one tablet for 3 days and crocin tablets. Temperature is still not coming down, temp rises to 102deg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
do dengue and malaria test
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FAQs

Q. Who should not use Prib DS 15mg Tablet?

Use of Prib DS 15mg Tablet should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Prib DS 15mg Tablet or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Prib DS 15mg Tablet for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Prib DS 15mg Tablet?

Before starting treatment with Prib DS 15mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any other health problems (related to kidney or heart). This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Prib DS 15mg Tablet safe?

Prib DS 15mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Prib DS 15mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Prib DS 15mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take 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.

Q. Can I stop taking Prib DS 15mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Prib DS 15mg Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

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References

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