What is Primaquine Tablets?
Primaquine Tablet is a medication to treat and stop malaria and to treat pneumocytosis.
Specifically it's used for malaria due to Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium vivax alongside with other medications.
Detailed information related to Primaquine Tablet's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Primaquine Tablet Uses
Primaquine Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Primaquine tablet is primarily taken to prevent relapse of malaria due to plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale.
- It eliminates hypnozoites, the dormant liver sort of the parasite, after the organisms are cleared from the bloodstream.
- Primaquine is additionally utilized in the treatment of pneumocytosis (PCP), a mycosis commonly occurring in people with AIDS and, more rarely, in those taking immunosuppressive drugs.
- To treat PCP effectively, it's usually combined with clindamycin.
Primaquine Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Primaquine Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
- Primaquine is lethal to P. vivax and P.
- ovale within the liver stage, and also to P.
- vivax within the blood-stream through its ability to try to oxidative damage to the cell.
- Primaquine damage the mitochondria; the power house of parasite.
- Without energy the parasite cannot live.
Primaquine Tablet Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Primaquine Tablet. 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.
- Common side effects of Primaquine administration include nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.
Primaquine Tablet Precautions & How to Use
Before using Primaquine Tablet, 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.
- Read the directions on the label, patient guide, or medicine guide by the drugs company or ask your pharmacist before beginning to use the tablets.