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Primaquine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is primaquine ?
- What are the possible side effects of primaquine ?
- What is the most important information I should know about primaquine ?
- Who should not take primaquine ?
- How should I take primaquine ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking primaquine ?
- What other drugs will affect primaquine ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and only take your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a primaquine overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, and stomach cramps.
What should I avoid while taking primaquine ?
Use caution when driving or performing other hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you. Primaquine may cause visual disturbances such as blurred vision, misty vision, and difficulty focusing. Report any vision or hearing changes to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect primaquine ?
Do not take primaquine if you have recently taken quinacrine (Atabrine). These two drugs are similar and can cause dangerous side effects if they are taken together.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with primaquine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about primaquine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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