Primaquine (PRIM-a-kween) belongs to the group of medicines called antiprotozoals.
It is used in the treatment of malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted
by the bite of a mosquito.
Malaria transmission occurs in large areas of Central and South America,
Hispaniola, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the
Middle East, and Oceania. Country-specific information on malaria can be obtained
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or from the CDC's
web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbk
Primaquine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)