Generic Name : Halofantrine Pronunciation : ha-loe-FAN-trin Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Malarials ICD Code : Y41.2
International- Halfan. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity and QTC prolongation.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 500 mg every 6 hours for 3 doses (total first course dosage 1,500 mg). How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* It should not be used in children.
* Avoid exposure to sunlight. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, between (20° and 25°C).
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