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General Information on Mepacrine

Generic Name : Mepacrine

Latest prescription information about Mepacrine. 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 : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mepacrine

India : 

International : 

Mepacrine

Why is Mepacrine Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Mepacrine not to 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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