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Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension

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Composition for Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension

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Primary uses of Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension

Malaria, Cerebral malaria
MRP
64
60 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Sulfaquin Suspension

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Uses of Sulfaquin Suspension

Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension is used in the treatment of malaria and Cerebral malaria.
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Sulfaquin Suspension side effects

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Blurred vision, Changes in color vision, Dizziness, Face redness, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased sweating, Ringing in ear, Vertigo, Vomiting.

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How to use Sulfaquin Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Sulfaquin Suspension works

Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Sulfaquin Suspension

Expert advice for Sulfaquin Suspension

  • Take this medication with meals to minimize chances of stomach upset.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any heart problems related to irregular rhythm of heartbeats or any liver or kidney disorder.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unexplained bleeding or bruising as quinine may decrease platelet count in blood (thrombocytopenia).
  • You should regularly check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with quinine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to quinine or any of its ingredients or mefloquine or quinidine.
  • Avoid if Patients have prolonged QT interval (disordered electrical activity of heart leading to heart disorders).
  • Avoid if Patients is suffering from glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (a hereditary disorder affecting red blood cells).
  • Do not take if suffering from myasthenia gravis (a rare disorder characterized by severe muscle weakness).
  • Avoid if Patients has optic neuritis (inflammation of the eye nerve causing visual disorders).
  • Do not take if Patients have history of blackwater fever (a complication of malaria), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (a rare blood disorder) or thrombocytopenia (abnormally low number of platelets in blood).
  • Avoid if Patients is suffering from tinnitus (ringing in ears) or hematuria (blood in the urine).
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Sulfaquin Suspension related warnings
Special precautions for Sulfaquin Suspension
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension may affect your vision and cause vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sulfaquin 300mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Sulfaquin Suspension

Frequently asked questions about Quinine

Yes. Sulfaquin is used in certain cases to prevent and treat night leg cramps which regularly disrupt sleep
No. Sulfaquin is not indicated for use in neurological conditions like restless leg syndrome. It is used in certain cases to prevent and treat night leg cramps
Q. Is quinine an alkaloid/ a stimulant/ a diuretic?
Quinine is an alkaloid obtained from bark of the cinchona tree. It is not a stimulant (i.e. does not stimulate the brain or any mental functions) or a diuretic (does not increase urine output)
Q. Can you take quinine with warfarin?
Taking warfarin with quinine may increase risk of unexplained bleeding or bruising as quinine may decrease platelet count in blood (thrombocytopenia). Please inform your doctor about all medications you are taking currently before starting quinine treatment
No. Sulfaquin does not prevent malaria. It is used for the treatment of malaria (caused by parasite Plasmodium falciparum) which is resistant to multiple drugs including chloroquine.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Sulfaquin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Sulfaquin with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin, Lanoxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin, Celoxin, Dixin
Sulfaquin with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak, Cimetiget, Tymidin, Ulciban
Sulfaquin with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
Sulfaquin with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane, Zorpex, Roximol
Sulfaquin with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf, Lafjoy, Lafadin, Futaden
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