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Malacure is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria.  It prevents the growth of parasites in the red blood cells.

Drug information on Malacure (Chloroquine) from Pasteur Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Malacure

  Drops
Pasteur Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Generic : Chloroquine
 17.00
80mg/1ml
10 ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Malacure may be prescribed


Side effects of Malacure

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: 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.

How to use Malacure?

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

When is Malacure not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with vision problem, who are taking liver toxic drugs, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Malacure

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.

Other Precautions for Malacure

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Malacure

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



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