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Chloroquine + Primaquine

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Chloroquine + Primaquine Benefits & Uses

Chloroquine + Primaquine is used to treat the following -

Chloroquine + Primaquine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Chloroquine + Primaquine

Chloroquine
Primaquine

Chloroquine + Primaquine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Chloroquine + Primaquine is used -

  1. Abdominal Pain Rare
  2. Mood swings
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Dizziness Rare
  5. Muscle disorders
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Hair Loss Rare
  8. Itching or burning
  9. Hearing Loss Rare
  10. Blurred vision
  11. Headache Rare
  12. Visual Disturbance
  13. Bloating or fullness
  14. Altered heart rate
  15. Photopsia
  16. Eye Disorder
  17. Drowsiness
  18. Ringing in ears
  19. Rash
  20. Muscle Ache Rare
  21. Epigastric Pain
  22. Gastrointestinal discomfort
  23. Cough
  24. Irregular heartbeat
  25. Fever Unknown

Chloroquine + Primaquine Related Warnings

Is the use of Chloroquine + Primaquine safe for pregnant women?

Chloroquine + Primaquine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Chloroquine + Primaquine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Is the use of Chloroquine + Primaquine safe during breastfeeding?

Chloroquine + Primaquine may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Chloroquine + Primaquine, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Chloroquine + Primaquine.

What is the effect of Chloroquine + Primaquine on the Kidneys?

Chloroquine + Primaquine is completely safe for kidneys.

What is the effect of Chloroquine + Primaquine on the Liver?

Chloroquine + Primaquine is rarely harmful for the liver.

What is the effect of Chloroquine + Primaquine on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Chloroquine + Primaquine on the heart have been reported.

Severe Interaction of Chloroquine + Primaquine with Other Drugs

Chloroquine + Primaquine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Chloroquine + Primaquine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Chloroquine + Primaquine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Eye Disorders
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Psoriasis
  4. Hearing Loss
  5. Porphyria
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  8. Calcium Deficiency
  9. Potassium Deficiency
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Frequently asked Questions about Chloroquine + Primaquine

Is this Chloroquine + Primaquine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Chloroquine + Primaquine is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Chloroquine + Primaquine. So it is best to avoid driving.

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Chloroquine + Primaquine only on doctor's advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Chloroquine + Primaquine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

Chloroquine + Primaquine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Chloroquine + Primaquine

You can take Chloroquine + Primaquine with food.

Interaction between Alcohol and Chloroquine + Primaquine

Consuming Chloroquine + Primaquine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. KD Tripathi. Package leaflet information for the user; Aralen® Chloroquine phosphate. Eighth Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 211
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Primaquine phosphate
  4. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 828
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