How it should be taken
It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: PO- Malaria As sulfate: The recommended dose is 648 mg 8 hourly for 7 days.
Nocturnal leg cramps- The recommended dose is 200-300 mg at bedtime.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, myasthenia gravis and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria and nighttime leg muscle cramps. It works by killing the malaria parasite.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prolonged QT interval, heart, kidney, or liver disease, abnormal electrocardiogram, G-6-PD deficiency, myasthenia gravis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
It may affect platelet counts, avoid injury or bruising.
Store it at room temperature.