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This drug can be used for prevention and treatment of plasmodium falciparum malaria.


This medicine should not be used in patients with a sulphonamide sensitivity , Severe hepatic or renal disease (liver or kidney diseases) , Blood dyscrasias (blood disease)

Side effects

This medicine may cause: Skin rash (if this happens, discontinue immediately) , Pharyngitis (swollen throat) , and rarely allergic reactions such as: erythema multiforme, Steven johnsons syndrome , or Lylle's syndrome.


What is it used against?

It is used in the treatment of malaria.

Is this medicine available over-the-counter?

No, it is not. A doctor’s prescription is essentially required.

Why the completion of the entire treatment is always stressed upon?

Doing so makes the medicine more effective on your body and avoids the reoccurrence of the infection.

Should I double my dose in case all the symptoms fail to go off even after the completion of the entire treatment course?

You should inform your clinician immediately about this happening and discuss for an alternate rather than multiplying the doses.

What should I do in case I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you remember it or take the one scheduled next.

What should be done in case the side effects aggravate?

Inform your doctor immediately and get an alternate medicine instead.