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Provend 100mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Provend 100mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of malaria. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Provend 100mg 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.

Some people may experience nausea, headache, stomach pain, and muscle pain, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you ever had fits (seizures) or any problems with your kidney, heart or liver.

Uses of Provend Tablet

Benefits of Provend Tablet

In Malaria

Provend 100mg 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 Provend 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 Provend

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Muscle pain

How to use Provend 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. Provend 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Provend Tablet works

Provend 100mg Tablet is 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Provend 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Provend 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Provend 100mg 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
SAFE
Provend 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Provend 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Provend 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Provend 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Provend 100mg Tablet should be taken with food to prevent a stomach upset. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-colored 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.
  • If you vomit within 1 hour of taking the tablets, take another dose. 
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Biguanide derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Provend with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
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Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
MODERATE
Brand(s): Cofarin
MODERATE

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FAQs

Q. Who should not use Provend 100mg Tablet?

Use of Provend 100mg Tablet should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Provend 100mg Tablet or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Provend 100mg Tablet for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Provend 100mg Tablet?

Before starting treatment with Provend 100mg Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any other health conditions like kidney or heart-related problems. 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 Provend 100mg Tablet safe?

Provend 100mg 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 Provend 100mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Provend 100mg 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 Provend 100mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Provend 100mg 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.

Q. How long does it take for malaria symptoms to show?

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as 7 days after you are being bitten by an infected mosquito. Typically, the time between being infected and the appearance of symptoms (incubation period) is 7 to 18 days. However, in some cases it can take up to one year for the symptoms to develop. Initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like which include feeling hot and shivery, muscle pains, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea.

Q. How can you prevent yourself from getting malaria?

Malaria can be avoided by taking the right approach towards prevention. Avoid mosquito bites by covering your arms and legs, using mosquito net and insect repellent. Check with your doctor whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets. If you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the proper course of treatment. Seek immediate medical advice from the doctor if you have malaria symptoms.

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References

  1. Vinetz JM, Clain J, Bounkeua V, et al. Chemotherapy of Malaria. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1400-402.
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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: March, 2021

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