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Side effect(s) of Tafenoquine

Read the side effects of Tafenoquine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting

Nervous system: Dizziness, headache, weakness, abnormal dreams, anxiety, inability to sleep

Eye: Corneal deposits, sensitivity or intolerance to light

Others: Itching, high levels of methemoglobin, creatinine, and liver enzyme (ALT) in blood, allergic reactions such as breathing difficulty, hives, swelling of face and eyelids.

Other Precautions :  Women of childbearing age must be clearly advised to take effective contraceptives when tafenoquine tablets are taken and to follow the contraception for at least three months after the dose of tafenoquine.

Monitor patients carefully to avoid some severe side effects when tafenoquine is given to patients with kidney or liver disease.

Tafenoquine tablets come in a pack of 30 tablets and once opened should be used within three months. Discard unused tablets if any, after three months.

Drug Name : Tafenoquine

Tafenoquine is a safe and effective drug that is prescribed for prevention of malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and not for acute malarial episodes. It is approved by FDA in July 2018 and the advantage of this drug is that only a single dose is required whereas the current drug Primaquine requires to be given for two weeks.
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