a) OFF LABEL use to prevent malaria in long term visitors (peace corp workers, missionaries etc.) to Chloroquine resistant malaria areas. b) Treatment of patients with malaria caused by plasmodium vivax and ovale species to prevent relapse
15mg base (26.3 primaquine phosphate), two tablets by mouth once a day for 2 weeks.
Take with food:
Avoid if pregnant
Breast feeding risk:
Unknown, avoid if possible
Allergy to primaquine or other aminoquinoline compounds Low blood counts due to medications or illness
Individuals with G6PD deficiency, NADH reductase deficiency; use may result in destruction of blood cells
Increases blood levels of theophylline.
Discuss above and other medication interactions with your pharmacist.