It is used to treat certain kinds of malaria infection.
It works by killing the organisms that cause malaria.
It is usually taken twice a day for 3 days or once daily injection for 3 days. Take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course unless otherwise directed. If you do not complete the course, the infection may not clear completely. Take with food or immediately after a meal.
Headache, dizziness, weakness, muscle or joint pain, tiredness, insomnia, vomiting and loss of appetite
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose or signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you are planning to harm yourself or the want to harm yourself gets worse. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad headache. Big change in balance. Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. Feeling very tired or weak. More trips to the bathroom, more thirst, or weight loss. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor immediately if you are taking any of these medicines: - heart medicines such as quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide. - antihistamines such as terfenadine, astemizole. - other medicines such as probucol, erythromycin. - Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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