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Primaquine

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Primaquine




Side Effects
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SIDE EFFECTS

Gastrointestinal: nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, and abdominal cramps.

Hematologic: leukopenia, hemolytic anemia in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficient individuals, and methemoglobinemia in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) methemoglobin reductase deficient individuals.

Cardiac: Cardiac arrhythmia and QT interval prolongation (see PRECAUTIONS, OVERDOSAGE).

Read the Primaquine (phosphate tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Caution is advised if primaquine is used concomitantly with other drugs that prolong the QT interval (see PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and OVERDOSAGE).

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/30/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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