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Riludrine

Description

Reludrine is used in the prevention of malaria especially in areas of lower resistance

Riludrine Active Ingredient

Proguanil 100mg

 What is Reludrine?

 Reludrine is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria caused by Plasmodium parasite. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an Online Pharmacy in Lagos.   

Reludrine Composition

Reludrine Tablet contains Proguanil as an active ingredient.  

Reludrine uses

It is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria caused by Plasmodium parasite.

Reludrine side effects

Some possible side effects include: Nausea, Vomiting, Anorexia, Mouth ulcer, Gastric intolerance, Flushing, Indigestion,  Stomatitis, Diarrhea, Constipation and Headache.    Precautions Reduce exposure to mosquito bites while taking this drug and notify your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant. This medication may cause liver problems.

Reludrine Interactions

Reludrine has shown interactions with the following drugs and products: Warfarin, Auranofin, Aurolate, Myochrysine and Aurothioglucose.  

Reludrine contraindications

Do not use Reludrine tablet if you’re breastfeeding or hypersensitive to its ingredients.   Can A Pregnant Woman Take Reludrine? Proguanil should be taken during pregnancy only if the benefits outweigh the possible risk to the unborn baby and should only be used based on a doctor’s prescription.

What does proguanil mean?

Medical Definition of proguanil

Proguanil also called Chloroguanide is an antimalarial medication made from biguanide and provided in the form of its hydrochloride C11H16ClN5HCl.

What is Proguanil used for?

Proguanil is used in the prevention of malaria falciparum

Proguanil side effects

The usual side effects of atovaquone and proguanil are headache, fever, dizziness, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

What is Proguanil Hydrochloride Used For?

In countries where malaria is common, it is used to treat and prevent malaria caused by mosquito bites.

What is the work of proguanil?

Proguanil, often called chloroguanide, is a malaria treatment and prevention drug. It’s frequently used in combination with chloroquine or atovaquone. The combination of this drug and chloroquine will treat mild chloroquine-resistant malaria.It is used to prevent and treat malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common. Malaria parasites can enter the body through these mosquito bites, and then live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver.

Can a pregnant woman take proguanil?

Only take proguanil during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential harm to the unborn baby. There have been no animal trials, and there has been no well-controlled research in pregnant women. Only provide proguanil to a pregnant lady if it is absolutely necessary.

What is the mechanism of action of proguanil?

Proguanil Mechanism of action

Proguanil suppresses plasmodial dihydrofolate reductase primarily through its active metabolite, cycloguanil, which reduces folate synthesis in pre-erythrocytic and erythrocytic parasites.

Proguanil dosage in Sickle Cell disease

Patients with sickle cell disease are recommended to undergo malaria prophylaxis. The most usually given regimens in Nigeria are daily proguanil or weekly pyrimethamine, although the existing policy is ineffective due to low compliance and drug resistance.

Proguanil indication

Proguanil is a drug indicated for prophylaxis and used to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Proguanil is an antimalarial medication that prevents the malaria parasites Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax from multiplying once they have entered the red blood cells.

Dosage

Riludrine Dosage

For the prevention of falciparum malaria, daily proguanil (200 mg adult dose, split or taken in one dosage) is usually combined with weekly chloroquine.

Direction For Use

How to use Riludrine

Directions for use Adults: Take 2 tablets daily as long as required Children:  Under 1 year:1/4tablet (25 mg) daily.1-4 years: 1/2tablets (50 mg) daily.5-8 years: 1 tablet (100 mg) daily9-14 years: 1 1/2 years (150 mg) daily. Warning   As with other medications, consult your doctor or pharmacist before use.

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