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Introduction

Expert Advice

INDICATIONS
This medication is used in the treatment of malaria and in resistant or mixed infections . 

PRECAUTIONS

This medication can cause electrolyte disturbances  and its use with associated drugs is known to cause QT interval prolongation (problems in rate and rhythm of the heart). Patients unable to take food should be monitored. Severe cardiac(heart) , renal(kidney) or hepatic(liver ) impairment can also be caused.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

This medication should not be used in patients with a history of arrhythmias(problems with the rate and rhythm of the heart)  , clinically relevant bradycardia(significantly low heart rate ) and other cardiac (heart related disorders). It should also not be used in patients with severe malaria or in other plasmodium infections (infections of the microorganism plasmodium ).

SIDE EFFECTS

Abdominal pain , anorexia , diarrhea , vomiting , nausea , palpitation , prolonged qt interval , cough , headache,dizziness , asthaenia (weakness), sleep disturbances , GI upset , fatigue , cough , gait disturbances (problems in the manner of walking)  and sleep disturbances among others. Consult your healthcare provider for further information.

 

 PREGNANCY :
This medication has a positive evidence of risk and should not be used by pregnant females unless no safer alternatives exist. Consult your healthcare provider for further information.

 

 

LACTATION
This medication should not be used in lactating females.

Primary Uses

Malaria

Indications

This medication is used in the treatment of malaria (disease caused by a parasite) and in resistant or mixed infections. 

Side Effects

Abdominal pain, anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, palpitation, prolonged qt interval , cough , headache,dizziness, asthaenia (weakness), sleep disturbances , GI upset , fatigue , cough, gait disturbances (problems in the manner of walking) and sleep disturbances among others. Consult your healthcare provider for further information.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication has a positive evidence of risk and should not be used by pregnant females unless no safer alternatives exist. Consult your healthcare provider for further information.

Lactation

This medication should not be used in lactating females.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

This medication can cause electrolyte disturbances  and its use with associated drugs is known to cause QT interval prolongation (problems in rate and rhythm of the heart). Patients unable to take food should be monitored. Severe cardiac(heart) , renal(kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment can also be caused.

Contraindications

This medication should not be used in patients with a history of arrhythmias (problems with the rate and rhythm of the heart)  , clinically relevant bradycardia(significantly low heart rate ) and other cardiac (heart related disorders). It should also not be used in patients with severe malaria or in other plasmodium infections (infections of the microorganism plasmodium).

FAQS

Indications:

This medication is used for treating adults and children suffering from malaria. Malaria is a condition in which a certain type of mosquito infects the human by its bite. It cannot be used as prevention from malaria.

Administration:

Take it as prescribed by your health care provider. Make sure to wear mosquito repellant sprays, full sleeves, covered clothes, etc. to prevent further infection. The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age. Please avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice during use of this medicine.

Storage:

Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children.

Side Effects:

Following are the side effects of using this medicine: • Loss of appetite • Trouble sleeping

Precautions:

Following are the precautions for use of this medicine: • This medicine may make you dizzy so it is advised not to do any tasks that require alertness (e.g. driving) immediately after taking this medicine • Patients who have previously used antimalarial drugs in the past month or two must inform doctor

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed and no safer alternate is available. The effects of this medicine in nursing infants are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

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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