Primaquine in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: C
Class: Anti-infectives / Antimalarials

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
References
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

No reports linking the use of primaquine with congenital defects have been located. Primaquine may cause hemolytic anemia in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Pregnant patients at risk for this disorder should be tested accordingly (1). If possible, the drug should be withheld until after delivery (2). However, if prophylaxis or treatment is required, primaquine should not be withheld (3).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available.

References

  1. Trenholme GM, Parson PE. Therapy and prophylaxis of malaria. JAMA 1978;240:22935.
  2. Anonymous. Chemoprophylaxis of malaria. MMWR 1978;27:8190.
  3. Diro M, Beydoun SN. Malaria in pregnancy. South Med J 1982;75:95962.

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Questions and Answers

Where I can buy anti malaric medications(CHLOROQUINE or PRIMAQUINE)?, Can I buy somewhere in Eurpoe,maybe London

Go to a local walk-in clinic. Tell them what you're wanting it for, and there should be little more to do. They'll give you a prescription, and pick it up at a local pharmacy.

follow up therapy after alpha beta artither in PV.can primaquine be prescribed?, can primaquine or quinine sulphate be prescribed as follow up therapy after alpha beta artither in pv malarial cases? if not what will be the therapy

specially quinine also prolongs qt interval and is contraindicated, i think primaquine does too. it appears to be a drug for severe malaria and an infectious disease specialist should be managing not a simple doctor, good luck

Where I can bay medications(Chloroquine or primaquine)?, I'm mean in which country in Europe,can I buy in London

ASK LOCAL CHEMIST