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Diagnosed with malaria PF. Prescribed with Falcigo, primaquine. Right course of medicines?

hello husband was diagnozed with malaria PF positive 6 days ago...he was prescribed FALCIGO ONE TABLET DAILY FOR 3 DAYS...he felt better but was started on PRIMAQUINE 15MG ONCE DAILY FOR 14 DAYS...TODAY HE TOOK HIS SECOND TABLET...NO FEVER... SGPT IS 89... RBC IS 35 AND HB IS 11.4...HE IS FEELING BETTER BUT JUST LITTLE TIRED....AM I ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH MEDICINES...TAKING NORMAL DIET...THANKS
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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Your husband suffered Malaria and treated with FALCIGO which is very good drug and even effective in resistant cases.
If he has only malaria plasmodium Falciparum there is no need to take Primaquine which used for radical treatment in case of Plasmodium Vivax, other wise Primaquine is not required.
You may please discuss with treating Physician if it is mixed case it is justified, How ever it should be given after testing for G6PD quantitative test to prevent any complication.
Please take Care.
Good Luck.
Answered: Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Erfan's  Response
plasmodium falciparum malaria has a number of treatment options. what your physician has prescribed is a widely used treatment regimen. FALCIGO contains artemether that is required to kill the young parasite and prevent disease from having any chance of causing complications and primaquine is used to kill any residual parasite harboring in blood or liver and helps to prevent re-infection. you should follow your physicians orders.
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Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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