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Vexaprim 15mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

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

Vexaprim 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 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 have a rash, headache, vomiting, 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 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 Vexaprim Tablet

Side effects of Vexaprim Tablet

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hives
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Abdominal pain upper

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

How Vexaprim Tablet works

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

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Quick Tips

  • Vexaprim 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 Vexaprim 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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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
Physician
do dengue and malaria test
Good evening sir.last 2days i have headache, cold and low fever. Last night and today morning I used Dolo650 tablet and citrizen tablet. But their are no result for me. Till im suffering same. So plz tell me which medicine I can use
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
do malaria card test, widal & Dengue igg igm ns1 test
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FAQs

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

No. Vexaprim is neither a sulfa drug nor contain sulfa

Q. Is Vexaprim safe?

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

Q. Is Vexaprim a prodrug?

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

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

Vexaprim 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 Vexaprim given in falciparum malaria?

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

Q. Does Vexaprim treat chlamydia?

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

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