Proper Use of This Medicine
If this medicine upsets your stomach, it may be taken with meals or with antacids
. If stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain) continues, check
with your doctor.
If you are taking primaquine for malaria, keep taking
it for the full time of treatment
to help prevent or completely clear
up the infection. Do not miss any doses
Dosing - The dose of primaquine will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of primaquine. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The number of tablets that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time
allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend
on the medical problem for which you are taking primaquine
For the treatment of malaria
Adults and older children: 15 mg once a day for fourteen days.
Younger children: Dose is based on body weight and must be determined
by the doctor.
Missed dose - If you do miss a dose of this medicine, take it
as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.