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Primec 15mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

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


Primec 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 repellant to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening. Wear light-coloured and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.

Some people may experience weakness, vomiting, rash and itching, as side effects of this medicine. It may also cause stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea. 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 general feeling of tiredness.

Uses of Primec Tablet

Side effects of Primec Tablet

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Urticaria
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Epigastric pain

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

How Primec Tablet works

Primec 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 Primec 15mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Primec 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
Primec 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
Primec 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 Primec 15mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Primec 15mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Primec 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 Primec 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.

Patient Concerns

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Malaria PV Repeatedly attacks.Just completed Chloroquine+Primaquine Radical treatment with Ofloxacin 200. Though it may com after 3 months or 12 months.I am a Hospital pharmacist and learnt about SYNRIAM TABLET (SUN Pharma).Can I take it ??
Dr. Kamal Rijhwani
General Physician
Get inj emal for 3 days intramuscular
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
Diabetes Specialist
do dengue and malaria test
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FAQs

Q. Is Primec a sulfa drug/does Primec contain sulfa?

No. Primec is neither a sulfa drug nor contain sulfa

Q. Is Primec safe?

Primec is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Primec a prodrug?

Derivatives of Primec are available in prodrug form, after metabolism Primec gets converted into carboxyprimaquine

Q. What is Primec phosphate used for/ what does Primec treat?

Primec 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 Primec given in falciparum malaria?

Primec is active against primary erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, so it is given in falciparum malaria

Q. Does Primec treat chlamydia?

No. Primec is specifically used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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References
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