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Primaquine is an antimalarial drug administered alone or with another medication for treating malaria (a serious infection spread by mosquitoes which might be fatal sometimes) and to prevent the relapse (stopping the disease from coming back) in people one affected with malaria. In case of Vivax malaria the parasites travel from the bloodstream into other cells and tissues of the body and spread the infection. The drugs works by killing the malaria causing organisms present in the body.
The most common side effects of this drug are abdominal pain; epigastric pain; gastrointestinal discomfort; heartburn; back, leg, or stomach pains; dark urine; fever; loss of appetite; pale skin; unusual tiredness or weakness; abdominal cramps; shortness of breath; fast heartbeat; yellowing of the skin or eyes; grey-bluish color of lips and/or skin; or nervousness.
Primaquine phosphate administration is contraindicated in patients who are severely ill and suffering from systemic disease prone to granulocytopenia, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus; and severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.