This medication is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent,used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria,including cerebral malaria.
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.
Adult dose-80mg twice a day one day 1,followed by 80mg once a day for 4 days.Max dose-480mg.
Children-1.6mg/kg twice a day on day 1,follwed by same dose once daily for 5 days.Max dose-9.6mg/kg A 3 day regime is also used alternatively.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, heart problem, infection, mental illness, HIV, any allergy, who are taking other medications.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, joint and muscle pain and stiffness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, tiredness, trouble in sleeping, vomiting, and weakness.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator.
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