Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure (renal failure)
- Certain autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus erythematosus (lupus)
- A genetic condition called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- A genetic condition called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) methemoglobin reductase deficiency
- Methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder)
- Ever had (or have a family member with) a reaction to eating fava beans
- Ever had hemolytic anemia
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Primaquine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Primaquine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Primaquine Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?As with any medication, it is possible to take too much primaquine. In fact, an overdose with this drug can be dangerous. If you overdose on primaquine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Primaquine Overdose for more information.)