This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. It prevents the growth of parasites in the red blood cells.
Contraindicated in patients with vision problem, who are taking liver toxic drugs, and hypersensitivity.
PO- Initial dose is 600 mg, then 300mg 6hours later and 300mg every day for 2 days.
Children: PO- Initial dose is 10 mg/kg, then 5mg/kg 6hours later and 5 mg/kg every day for 2 days.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency, seizures, stomach problem, liver disease, central nervous system problems, psoriasis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Eye and ENT :
Vision impairment, deafness, ringing in the ear and ear damage.
• Musculoskeletal : Nerve disease and muscle weakness.
• Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
• Skin : Skin eruptions, pigmentation, itching, sensitivity to light, and hair loss.
• Blood : Anemia, reversible decrease in white blood cells and platelet counts.
• Central Nervous system : Seizures, headache, emotion, personality changes and depression.
• Heart : Low blood pressure.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).
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