Compare primaquine vs. Qualaquin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats and prevents malaria.

primaquine can effective in treating malarial infections, but there are many precautions while taking primaquine.

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Upsides
  • primaquine is a good choice to treat and prevent malaria in some parts of the world.
  • primaquine only has to be taken once a day.
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Downsides
  • primaquine has many drug interactions.
  • You must be tested for G6PD before taking primaquine.
  • primaquine can cause many severe side effects.
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Used for
  • Malaria
  • Preventing malarial relapse
  • Treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV
  • Malaria Prophylaxis
  • Malaria
  • Uncomplicated
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Babesiosis Malaria
  • Uncomplicated
  • Plasmodium vivax
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The primaquine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Qualaquin (Quinine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Blood problems
    • G6PD deficiency
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Lupus
    • Other drugs that can suppress your bone marrow
  • Heart problems
    • Pre-existing heart conduction abnormalities
    • Other medicines that can cause QT prolongation
    • Electrolyte problems
  • Many drug interactions
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