Primalex 15 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Primalex Tablet
Primalex 15 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.
Primalex Tablet side effects
Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Urticaria
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Epigastric pain
How to use Primalex 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. Primalex 15 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Primalex Tablet works
Primalex 15 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.
Primalex Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Primalex 15 mg 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.
Lactation
Primalex 15 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Primalex 15 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Primalex 15 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Primalex 15 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Primalex

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Dear sir, I have infected with malaria can you tell proper treatment my platelets is less than 48 k please guide me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
malaria mai platelet kyu kam hoga
My son have maleriya and dengue positive. As per blood reports Platelets are 1.95 Next day 1.70 Yesterday 1.85 lacks Admitted in nursing home Continue drip for fluid deficiency taking care Now What we have to take careAlso bp normal Ultrasound normal Chest x ray normalAll other blood reports normal
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
All that is required for Dengue is Plenty of fluids and what I gather from your information , he does not require hospitalisation . For malaria he must have already got treatmentfor more information on Dengue read my article http://knockknockdoctor.blogspot.in/2016/08/dengue.html
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FAQs

Q. Is Primalex a sulfa drug/does Primalex contain sulfa?
No. Primalex is neither a sulfa drug nor contain sulfa
Q. Is Primalex safe?
Primalex is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Primalex a prodrug?
Derivatives of Primalex are available in prodrug form, after metabolism Primalex gets converted into carboxyprimaquine
Q. What is Primalex phosphate used for/ what does Primalex treat?
Primalex 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
Q. Why is Primalex given in falciparum malaria?
Primalex is active against primary erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, so it is given in falciparum malaria
Q. Does Primalex treat chlamydia?
No. Primalex is specifically used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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