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Tafenoquine Oral Tablet (TAFENOQUINE 150 MILLIGRAM TABLET - ORAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • prevent malaria
  • malaria

Brand Name(s): Krintafel

Generic Name: Tafenoquine

Instructions

Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

Take the medicine with food.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Women of childbearing age should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine.

Women must use reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 3 months after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

This medicine stays in the body a long time, so side effects may be delayed or last longer than expected.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • bad dreams
  • nervousness

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • change in behavior
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
  • severe or persistent headache
  • rapid heartbeat
  • lightheadedness
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • rapid breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • dark urine
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • yellowing of eyes or skin

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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