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Chloroquine + Primaquine

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Chloroquine + Primaquine Uses

Chloroquine+Primaquine is used in the treatment of malaria.

How Chloroquine + Primaquine works

Chloroquine + Primaquine is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Chloroquine and Primaquine which treat malaria. They work 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.

Common side effects of Chloroquine + Primaquine

Nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach, Stomach pain, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Hives, Rash
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Last updated
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Available Medicine for Chloroquine + Primaquine

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Expert advice for Chloroquine + Primaquine

  • Chloroquine + Primaquine can be taken with or without food, but take with food if you experience 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.
  • It may cause low blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly, if you are diabetic.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome the side effects.


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