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Many products can cause negative interactions with primaquine, including St. John's wort, digoxin, and certain antidepressants. Some of these reactions can alter the amount of the medications in the blood, possibly making them less effective or increasing your risk for side effects. Before starting treatment with primaquine, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications, herbs, or supplements you are taking.

An Overview of Interactions With Primaquine

Primaquine phosphate is a prescription medication licensed to prevent malaria relapses. This product may potentially interact with many other medications.
 
Some of the medications that may lead to primaquine drug interactions include but are not limited to:
 
 
 
 
 
  • Certain parasitic medications, such as:
     
    • Albendazole (Albenza®)
    • Mebendazole (Vermox®)
    • Praziquantel (Biltricide®)
    • Thiabendazole (Mintezol®)
 
 
 
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