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Mepacrine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Mepacrine

Generic Name : Mepacrine
Latest prescription information about Mepacrine. Learn 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 : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Mepacrine

India : 

International : 

Mepacrine
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Why is Mepacrine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for giardiasis and lupus erythematosus. 

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When should Mepacrine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity and psoriasis.

What is the dosage of Mepacrine?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 100 mg 3 times/day for 5-7 days.

How should Mepacrine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mepacrine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of psychosis, liver disease, blood disorder, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Mepacrine?

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache, central nervous system stimulation and epilepsy.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Skin : Discoloration of the skin, blue-black discolouration of the palate and nails.
   Rarely : Liver toxicity and anemia.

What are the other precautions for Mepacrine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Mepacrine?

Store it between (15 - 30C).




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