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Primaquine Phosphate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Primaquine Phosphate?

(PRIM a kween)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat malaria.

• This medicine is used to treat Pneumocystis jirovecipneumonia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• If you have bone marrow disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.


• Other protective measures are needed along with this medicine including using screens, bednetting, insect repellent (10% to 35% DEET), and permethrin spray on clothing and nets. Avoid spraying most insect repellents on children. Decrease evening and night-time outdoor activity.

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