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  • n. A medication used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia.

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  • n. synthetic antimalarial drug


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  • Nonetheless, despite its awareness of the disorder, the Army's treatment regimen for G6PD-deficient soldiers was merely the issuance of "alert tags" warning that the anti-malarial drug primaquine should not be administered and that similar hemolysis-triggering drugs should be administered with caution.

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  • In addition, primaquine is active against the dormant parasite liver forms (hypnozoites) and prevents relapses.


  • Side effects: Pregnant women should not take primaquine.

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  • Often comes in: tablets of 26.3 mg. of primaquine phosphate, which contains 15 mg. of primaquine base.

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  • Malaria drugs like artemisinin combination therapies ACTs used for falciparum infections can help treat acute bloodstream vivax infections, but only one drug -- primaquine -- can clear vivax parasites from the liver and provide a long-term cure.

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  • The diagnosis of life-threatening P. falciparum malaria may be missed (two-band Pv-pLDH RDT), or the patient may be treated incorrectly with primaquine

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  • Patients should not take primaquine until a screening test has excluded glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

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  • A combination of drugs from the artemisinin family are generally used to tackle P falciparum while primaquine is the only registered drug available to combat P vivax.

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  • Most cases of infection were uncomplicated and easily treated with chloroquine and primaquine, two commonly used anti-malarial drugs.

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  • In the absence of primaquine treatment, it was shown that P. vivax relapses mainly occurred during the first three months after the first attack.

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