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Primaquine Summary

Description: An aminoquinoline that is given by mouth to produce a radical cure and prevent relapse of vivax and ovale malarias following treatment with a blood schizontocide. It has also been used to prevent transmission of falciparum malaria by those returning to areas where there is a potential for re-introduction of malaria. Adverse effects include anemias and GI disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopeia, 30th ed, p404)

Also Known As: Boucher & Muir Brand of Primaquine Phosphate; Primacin; Primaquine Diphosphate; Primaquine Phosphate; Diphosphate, Primaquine Show All >>

Networked: 670 relevant articles (98 outcomes, 94 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Primaquine is Relevant

  1. Malaria : 31 outcomes 32 studies in 270 results
  2. Vivax Malaria : 26 outcomes 31 studies in 180 results
  3. Infection : 16 outcomes 11 studies in 147 results
  4. Falciparum Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum Malaria) : 12 outcomes 14 studies in 64 results
  5. Pneumocystis Pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 25 results
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Drugs Related to Primaquine

  1. Chloroquine (Aralen)
  2. Clindamycin (Cleocin)
  3. artesunate
  4. Dapsone
  5. piperaquine
  6. tafenoquine
  7. dihydroquinghaosu (dihydroartemisinin)
  8. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  9. Mefloquine (Lariam)
  10. sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (Fansidar)
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Therapies Related to Primaquine

  1. Chemoprevention
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  4. Injections
  5. Directly Observed Therapy
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