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Primary Uses

Malaria in pregnancy

Indications

This drug can be used for the prophylaxis (prevention) and treatment of malaria.

Side Effects

This medicine may cause: Abdominal pain (stomach pain) , Annorexia (eating disorder), diarrhoea, vomitting, nausea, palpitation, and dizziness.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy.

Lactation

Contraindicated or not recommended.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

While taking this drug, patients should be careful about electrolyte disturbances , along with drugs that might cause heartbeat irregularities (QT-interval prolongation). Patients who cannot take food should also be monitored.

Contraindications

This medicine should not be taken in patients who have a history of arrhythmia or bradycardia (heart rhythm abnormality); congestive heart failure with reduced ventricular ejection. (Less blood is pumped by the heart)

FAQS

How does this medication work?

It helps to fight the malarial infection, by destroying the parasite responsible for causing it.

What should be the dose of this medicine?

One tablet for three consecutive days is usually recommended, which may vary with the individual’s body weight. For further details, a doctor’s advice is suggested.

How serious are the side effects of this medicine?

The side effects are very mild, including cough, nausea, and headache. Consult to your physician right away if the side effects exacerbate

What is the right method to administer this drug in a child?

For children, it is advised to crush and dilute the tablet in water. This is to avoid any choking that might follow on engulfing the tablet as a whole.

If used for a long period, what changes in the body are expected?

A slight change in blood picture is observed but is usually brought under control in some time. Hence the doctor always recommends a regular blood test while the medicine is being used.

This medicine should not be taken in patients who have a history of arrhythmia or bradycardia (heart rhythm abnormality); congestive heart failure with reduced ventricular ejection. (Less blood is pumped by the heart)

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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