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What are Pyramax granules indicated for?

Pyramax granule is an antimalarial indicated for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in children and infants between 5 and 20 kg. Pyramax can only be obtained with a prescription at Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy in Lagos.

What is the Pyramax Granule composition?

Pyramax granule contains Pyronaridine tetraphosphate and artesunate as the active ingredients.  Each tablet contains Pyronaridine 60mg and Artesunate 20mg.

How does Pyramax granule work?

Pyramax granule contains Pyronaridine tetraphosphate which works by blocking a step in the parasite’s metabolism needed for its survival in the patient’s red blood cells. It also contains Artesunate which works by forming toxic substances known as ‘free inside the parasite or by damaging calcium pumps that are important for the malaria parasite to thrive.

Pyramax Granule Dosage

Pyramax granule is to be taken once a day for three days. Pyramax granule dose ranges from one sachet a day for babies and children weighing between 5 and under 8 kg to up to three sachets a day for children weighing between 15 and under 20 kg.

What is the Side effect of Pyramax Granules?

Common side effects of Pyramax Granules include;

•          Headache,

•          Abnormal levels of white blood cells,

•          Anaemia (low red blood cell counts),

•          Increased platelet count,

•          Vomiting,

•          Abdominal pain (stomach ache),

•          Bradycardia (slow heart rate),

•          Increased levels of liver enzymes, and

•          Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels).

How long does it take for Pyramax Granule to work?

Pyramax granule is a three-day therapeutic antimalarial drug. Hence your condition should improve within three days of taking the Pyramax granule.

Who should not take Pyramax granule?

•          Pyramax granule should not be used in patients with severe kidney problems.

•          Pyramax granule must not be taken by patients with severe liver disease or those with signs or symptoms of liver problems such as nausea, abdominal pain and Jaundice ( yellowing of the eyes and skin).

Where to buy Pyramax Granule?

Buy Pyramax Granule at, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.


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