Primaquine Tablets is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the prevention and treatment of malaria. It works by killing the malaria-causing parasites and stops the infection from spreading.
Primaquine Tablets should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
Take measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes like using insect repellent creams on parts of your body, not covered by clothing. Spray mosquito repellent to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms despite screening. Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
Some people may have a rash, headache, vomiting, and dizziness, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can lower the sugar levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly. It may cause a blurring of vision. Therefore, regular eye examinations are recommended while on treatment with this medicine.
When used long-term, your doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you have unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness.