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Rezquin 600mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Rezquin 600mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of malaria. It may also be used to treat and prevent nighttime leg cramps. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Rezquin 600mg 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. 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 experience vomiting, deafness, headache, 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 ever had fits (seizures) or any problems with your kidney, heart or liver.

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 Rezquin Tablet

Benefits of Rezquin Tablet

In Malaria

Rezquin 600mg Tablet is an antimalarial medicine and is used alone or with other medications 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). However, this medicine should not be used to prevent malaria or to treat severe cases of malaria. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids 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 Rezquin 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 Rezquin

  • Vomiting
  • Deafness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ringing in ear
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo
  • Increased sweating

How to use Rezquin 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. Rezquin 600mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Rezquin Tablet works

Rezquin 600mg 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 Rezquin 600mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rezquin 600mg 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
Rezquin 600mg 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
Rezquin 600mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Rezquin 600mg Tablet may affect your vision and cause vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rezquin 600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rezquin 600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rezquin 600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rezquin 600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Rezquin 600mg Tablet helps in the treatment of malaria.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Taking too much of this medicine may lead to serious, irreversible side effects.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Rezquin 600mg Tablet affects you.
  • Have regular eye tests done while you are taking this medicine. Stop taking Rezquin 600mg Tablet and immediately inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or ringing in your ears.
  • It can cause lowering of blood sugar level. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cinchona alkaloid
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rezquin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cardisip, Digover, Caxin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Femo, Fagene, Avifam
MINOR
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo
MINOR

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FAQs

Q. Who should not use Rezquin 600mg Tablet?

Use of Rezquin 600mg Tablet should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Rezquin 600mg Tablet or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Rezquin 600mg Tablet for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Rezquin 600mg Tablet?

Before starting treatment with Rezquin 600mg Tablet, inform 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 Rezquin 600mg Tablet safe?

Rezquin 600mg 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 Rezquin 600mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Rezquin 600mg 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 Rezquin 600mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Rezquin 600mg 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.

Q. Can I take Rezquin 600mg Tablet if I have kidney disease?

Rezquin 600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. Do not self medicate and avoid its use. If the impairment is very severe then the use of this medicine should be avoided. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking Rezquin 600mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take Rezquin 600mg Tablet when I am pregnant?

No, the use of Rezquin 600mg Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm your unborn baby. Seek proper advice from your doctor on using this medicine, if you are pregnant.

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