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Primaquine phosphate is indicated for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of vivax malaria.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Primaquine phosphate is recommended only for the radical cure of vivax malaria, the prevention of relapse in vivax malaria, or following the termination of chloroquine phosphate suppressive therapy in an area where vivax malaria is endemic. Patients suffering from an attack of vivax malaria or having parasitized red blood cells should receive a course of chloroquine phosphate, which quickly destroys the erythrocytic parasites and terminates the paroxysm. Primaquine phosphate should be administered concurrently in order to eradicate the exoerythrocytic parasites in a dosage of 1 tablet (equivalent to 15 mg base) daily for 14 days.
Primaquine phosphate is supplied as pink, convex, discoid, film-coated tablets of 26.3 mg (= 15 mg base), printed with a “W” and “P97” on one side.
Available in bottles of 100. (NDC 0024-1596-01)
Store at 25° C (77° F); excursions permitted to 15° C -30° C (59° F -86° F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]
Dispense in tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP/NF.
Manufactured for: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807 A SANOFI COMPANY. Revised April 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/30/2015
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