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PRIMALINE 15MG TABLET

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Composition for PRIMALINE

Primaquine(15 mg)

food interaction for PRIMALINE

alcohol interaction for PRIMALINE

pregnancy interaction for PRIMALINE

lactation interaction for PRIMALINE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Primaline 15mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Primaline 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Primaline 15mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for PRIMALINE

Primaquine(15 mg)

Uses

Primaline 15mg tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Primaline 15mg tablet belongs to class of medicines called quinolone antimalarials. It works by killing the infection causing malarial parasite called Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium falciparum.

Common side effects

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

SUBSTITUTES for PRIMALINE

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Expert advice for PRIMALINE

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for PRIMALINE

Primaquine

Q.Is primaquine a sulfa drug/does primaquine contain sulfa?
No. Primaquine is neither a sulfa drug nor contain sulfa

Q.Is primaquine safe?
Primaquine is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is primaquine a prodrug?
Derivatives of primaquine are available in prodrug form, after metabolism primaquine gets converted into carboxyprimaquine

Q.What is primaquine phosphate used for/ what does primaquine treat?
Primaquine 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 primaquine given in falciparum malaria?
Primaquine is active against primary erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, so it is given in falciparum malaria

Q.Does primaquine treat chlamydia?
No. Primaquine is specifically used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)