Primaquine is a prescription medication that is primarily used in the treatment and prevention of malaria.
Primaquine should be stored in a safe place that is protected from heat and moisture. Keep Primaquine tablets at room temperature.
Before taking Primaquine, let your doctor know if you: have quinacrine therapy; have lupus erythematosus; have rheumatoid arthritis; have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency; or if you have a history of allergic reactions to previous Primaquine therapy. You may need a special dosage in order to safely take Primaquine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you begin taking Primaquine.
Certain side effects of Primaquine may cause blurred vision and difficulty focusing, making it difficult to perform activities that require your full attention (such as driving). Take Primaquine with caution when you are required to drive or perform hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you.
Patient Family Information : Primaquine is a prescription medication that should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in your prescription. If your prescription is unclear or confusing, contact your healthcare provider for further clarification before you begin taking Primaquine. Primaquine tablets should be taken orally and accompanied with a glass of water. Primaquine may also be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.
Do not take Primaquine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Sever Side Effects : Severe Side Effects (seek medical attention): allergic reaction; or darkening of urine.
Common Side Effects: loss of appetite; vomiting; stomach pain or upset; or nausea.
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