NIVAQUINE P TABLET

Manufacturer : NIC-NICHOLAS PIRAMAL INDIA LTD
Composition : CHLOROQUINE-250MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : NIVAQUINE - P TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
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NIV0084
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Manufacturer : NIC-NICHOLAS PIRAMAL INDIA LTD
Composition : CHLOROQUINE-250MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : NIVAQUINE - P TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

CHLOROQUINE-250MG

CHLOROQUINE

Information for patients
Drug Information Chloroquine phosphate contains a medicine called chloroquine phosphate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anti-malarials’.‘Anti-malarials’ can be taken in certain parts of the world to help prevent malaria. This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Chloroquine phosphate will give some degree of protection (prophylaxis) against malaria in certain countries.Medicines to help prevent malaria (malaria prophylaxis) are recommended for:People travelling to countries where malaria occurs.People living in malaria areas who are not immune to malaria.These people have little or no immunity to malaria, so they are at risk of severe attacks.You must get medical advice on which anti-malarial medicines to take. You must ask your doctor or pharmacist if Chloroquine phosphate is suitable for the part of the world that you are visiting. In some countries you may have to take Chloroquine phosphate with another medicine for maximum protection. Avoiding mosquito bites When you are taking this medicine to prevent malaria, you should also reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved clothing and long trousers when you are outside after sunset. Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing. Sleep in a properly screened room or under a mosquito net. Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening. Signs of malaria No medicine can be guaranteed to protect against malaria in every case. If you have a high temperature (fever) during your visit to a malaria area, or up to a year after returning home, you should suspect malaria. Contact a doctor straight away and let him or her know that you have visited a malaria area.
Drug Alert
Alert You are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine phosphate . You are taking a medicine called amiodarone (used to control the heart rate). Chloroquine phosphate may increase the risk of uneven heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias) when it is taken at the same time as amiodarone. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug You are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine phosphate . You are taking a medicine called amiodarone (used to control the heart rate). Chloroquine phosphate may increase the risk of uneven heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias) when it is taken at the same time as amiodarone. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Drug Special Care Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: You have ever had epilepsy, convulsions or fits. You have ever had problems with your liver or kidneys. You have ever been told that you have a rare disease of the blood pigment called ‘porphyria’ or anyone in your family has it. This is because Chloroquine phosphate may cause severe symptoms of porphyria, particularly if you drink alcohol. You have a scaly condition of the skin called psoriasis. You have a muscle problem called ‘myasthenia gravis’. Chloroquine phosphate can increase the symptoms of this condition. It can also reduce the effect of medicines used to treat this condition (neostigmine and pyridostigmine). You have a blood problem called ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’. Chloroquine phosphate may damage blood cells in people with this blood condition. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Chloroquine phosphate. If you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking Chloroquine phosphate. If you live in a country where malaria occurs, you may already be slightly immune to the disease. You must ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice before you take anti-malarial medicines.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines. This is because Chloroquine phosphate may affect the amount of these medicines in your blood. Praziquantel (used to treat infections of the bowel and bladder caused by parasites). Ciclosporin (mainly used by transplant patients but also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis). Anti-convulsant medicines (used to prevent convulsions or fits). Digoxin (used to treat heart problems). Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines: Other medicines used to prevent malaria, such as mefloquine. There is a risk of convulsions or fits when these medicines are taken at the same time as Chloroquine phosphate. Cimetidine (used to treat stomach problems). This medicine affects how Chloroquine phosphate is broken down by your body and may affect the amount of Chloroquine phosphate in your blood. Medicines like kaolin (used for diarrhoea) which are called ‘adsorbents’. Antacid medicines (aluminium, calcium and magnesium salts that are used to treat heartburn or indigestion). Adsorbents and antacid medicines may reduce the amount of Chloroquine phosphate absorbed from your gut. This may mean that the full dose of Chloroquine phosphate is not absorbed into your body and it will not work properly. Therefore, you should take these medicines at least four hours before or after taking your Chloroquine phosphate dose. If you need a vaccination against rabies, make sure you have it before you start your anti-malarial medicine. If you have your rabies injection at the same time as taking your anti-malarial medicine, your rabies vaccine might not work so well. Pregnancy
Drug Pregnancy Interaction If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, talk to a doctor or pharmacist: before you take Chloroquine phosphate, before you take any medicine to prevent malaria, and before you go to a country where there is malaria.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction If you are breast-feeding, talk to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Chloroquine phosphate. Although Chloroquine phosphate passes into the breast milk, the amount is not enough to protect your baby from malaria. Therefore, your baby will still need to be given anti-malarial medicines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist who will be able to give you advice.
Drug Machinery Interaction Sometimes Chloroquine phosphate causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes. If this happens to you, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
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How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Start taking this medicine one week before you enter the malaria area.You must continue to take it during your stay. You must keep taking this medicine for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area. Adults and children over 14 years Take two Chloroquine phosphate once a week on the same day each week. Elderly people If you are an elderly person your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests. Your doctor may also decide to give you a different dose. Children Do not give Chloroquine phosphate to children under 1 year of age. For children over 1 year of age, the dose depends on the child’s age. Ages 1 to 4 years: Take half an Chloroquine phosphate once a week (on the same day each week). Ages 5 to 8 years: Take one Chloroquine phosphate once a week (on the same day each week). Ages 9 to 14 years: Take one and a half Chloroquine phosphate once a week (on the same day each week).
Drug Dose Take the (s) after food. Swallow the (s), or part , whole with a drink of water.
Excess Drug Consumption If you take more Chloroquine phosphate than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to take a dose of Chloroquine phosphate, take it as soon as you remember. Then wait for 7 days before you take the next dose of Chloroquine phosphate. Carry on taking your Chloroquine phosphate each week, on this new day of the week.
Stop Drug Consumption Only stop taking Chloroquine phosphate four weeks after leaving the malaria area or if your doctor tells you to.If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking Chloroquine phosphate and get medical help or contact your doctor straight away. The signs may include: Difficulty in breathing. Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing. An itchy rash (similar to nettle rash or hives). Other possible side effects When Chloroquine phosphate is used to prevent or suppress malaria, these are generally not serious. If Chloroquine phosphate is used for a long time, they can be more serious. Stomach and gut Stomach upsets, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), diarrhoea or stomach cramps. Nervous system Headache. Feeling dizzy or light-headed. Convulsions or fits. Mood changes or other effects on behaviour. These include feeling anxious or, rarely, seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations). Skin Skin rash, including a scaly rash (psoriasis) or itch. Peeling skin. A severe rash with blisters or peeling of the skin and possibly blisters in the mouth and nose. Discolouration of the skin or mucous membranes (such as the inside of your mouth). Being sensitive to sun light which may require medical treatment. Hair Changes in hair colour. Hair loss. Eyes Blurred eyesight. Some or complete loss of eyesight. Difficulty in focussing your eyes. Double vision. Changes to the retina of your eye (retinopathy) or to the cornea. This can lead to ‘patchy’ eyesight. If you are taking Chloroquine phosphate for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have eye tests. Ears Hearing loss. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Blood A reduced number of blood cells. This can make you bruise more easily, get serious infections, or feel very tired or breathless. If you are taking Chloroquine phosphate for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests. Heart Changes in the way your heart works (known as ‘electrocardiographic changes’). Weakening or change in the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). This may make you feel tired or short of breath. Liver Liver problems which may cause yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes. If you are taking Chloroquine phosphate for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests to check how well your liver is working. Lungs Inflammation of the lungs causing a condition known as diffuse parenchymal lung disease. If you develop serious breathlessness or worsening of breathlessness seek prompt medical advice. Other Weakening of your muscles (neuromyopathy). Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not get any of them.
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep your medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it. Your medicine could harm them. Do not store your medicine above 30oC. Protect the from light and moisture. Keep the in the container they came in. Do not take Chloroquine phosphate after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. This will help to protect the environment.

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