Paraquin 40mg Injection

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 3:58 am

Paraquin 40mg Injection

Uses of Paraquin 40mg Injection

Paraquin 40mg Injection is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Malarial

Side effects of Paraquin 40mg Injection

The most common side effects of Paraquin 40mg Injection are – Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Insomnia, Tenderness

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Paraquin 40mg Injection

Do not use Paraquin 40mg Injection if you are allergic to – Chloroquine

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Paraquin 40mg Injection.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Paraquin 40mg Injection works

Paraquin 40mg Injection contains – Chloroquine

Chloroquine may bind to and alter the properties of DNA in susceptible parasites.

Dosage of Paraquin 40mg Injection

The dosage of Paraquin 40mg Injection depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Paraquin 40mg Injection

If you forget to take a dose of Paraquin 40mg Injection, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

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Pregnancy

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Breastfeeding

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Driving

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Kidney

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Liver

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Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Interaction

Drug :- Aluminum salts (kaolin), magnesium: May decrease GI absorption. Separate dose times by 4 hours.

Ampicillin: May significantly reduce bioavailability of ampicillin. Separate dose times by 2 hours.

Cimetidine: May decrease hepatic metabolism of chloroquine. Monitor patient for toxicity.

Cyclosporine: May cause a sudden increase in serum cyclosporine level. Monitor patient closely. If necessary, discontinue chloroquine.

Drugs that prolong QT interval: May have additive effects on QT interval. Avoid concurrent use if possible.

Mefloquine: May increase seizure risk. Avoid concurrent use, and delay administration of mefloquine until at least 12 hours after the last dose of chloroquine when possible.

About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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