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Does drinking alcohol while taking Arteether and primaquine cause any side effects?

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Dr. Chintan Solanki


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can I drink alcohol while taking arteether in jection and primaquine tablet for malaria pv
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Preferably you should not take alcohol

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

Alcohol itself can cause some reduction in immunity. As well as it causes gastric irritation by its chemical properties.

Arteether and primaquine can also cause gastric discomfort. Alcohol intake can worsen gastric problem.

So better to avoid alcohol until you are completely out of malaria and starts normal routine life without any medicine.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wish you early recovery.
take care.

Dr.Chintan Solanki.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 41 hours later
What to do if no fewer but constantly high body temperature and tiredness ?
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
take paracetamol and rest

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for follow up.

In malaria high temperature comes on and off which leads to tiredness. In this case you should continue paracetamol tablet round the clock with other antimalarial drugs and take rest.

Wish you early recovery and take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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