This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria either alone or with other medications. Amodiaquine is a histamine N-methyltransferase inhibitor.
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose is 25 – 35mg/kg over 3 days.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with G6pD deficiency, nerve disease, any allergy, kidney or liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise vision loss may occur.
• Most Common :
Nausea, vomiting, itching, stomach upset and headache.
• Miscellaneous : Loss of vision, skin rash, muscle pain, loss hearing and graying of hair.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).
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