What is Amodiaquine?
The salt Amodiaquine is used for the treatment of Malarial Infections and other conditions.Detailed information related to Amodiaquine's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Amodiaquine is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Amodiaquine Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Amodiaquine improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
- Altering the membrane function of malarial parasites.
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur in medicines that contain Amodiaquine. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Stomach Pain
- Loss Of Appetite
Amodiaquine Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Do not use injectable form in children below 5 years
- G6PD deficiency
- Ophthalmic examination required during prolonged therapy
- Peripheral neuropathy