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Amodiaquine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Amodiaquine

Generic Name : Amodiaquine
Pronunciation : am-o-di-a-quine
Latest prescription information about Amodiaquine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Malarials
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Amodiaquine

India : 

International : 

Camoquin, Flavoquine
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Why is Amodiaquine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria either alone or with other medications.  Amodiaquine is a histamine N-methyltransferase inhibitor.
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When should Amodiaquine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Amodiaquine?

PO- The recommended dose is 25 35mg/kg over 3 days.

How should Amodiaquine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amodiaquine?

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.

What are the side effects of Amodiaquine?

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, itching, stomach upset and headache.
   Miscellaneous : Loss of vision, skin rash, muscle pain, loss hearing and graying of hair.

What are the other precautions for Amodiaquine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amodiaquine?

Store it at room temperature (25-30C).



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Sabastino

Should camoquin be given to a pregnant mother in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Kemfas, Nigeria

What to do if there is skin rash as side effect to amodaquine.

kalusky, Nigeria

I took amidiaquine and have been feeling dizzzy and light headed for 2 days. What can I do minimise the effect?
Thanks hoping to hear you soonest.

ani1990, India

What are side effects of taking lariago-ds as a precaution without having malaria?

charles donkor, Ghana

good and informative

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