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General Information on Halofantrine

Generic Name : Halofantrine

Pronunciation : ha-loe-FAN-trin

Latest prescription information about Halofantrine. 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, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Halofantrine

International- Halfan.

Why is Halofantrine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. 

When should Halofantrine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity and QTC prolongation.

What is the dosage of Halofantrine?

The recommended dose is 500 mg every 6 hours for 3 doses (total first course dosage 1,500 mg).

How should Halofantrine 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Halofantrine?

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.

What are the side effects of Halofantrine?

   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache.

What are the other precautions for Halofantrine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Halofantrine?

Store it at room temperature, between (20 and 25C).

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