Arakoda

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Arakoda Dosage & Precautions

Before taking tafenoquine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to chloroquine or primaquine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, schizophrenia, hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking/behavior), certain enzyme deficiencies (G6PD deficiency, NADH-dependent methemoglobin reductase deficiency).

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Women of childbearing age should take a pregnancy test before starting this medication. You should not become pregnant while using tafenoquine. Tafenoquine may harm an unborn baby. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while using this medication and for 3 months after the last dose. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of this medication and about switching to another anti-malarial drug.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. A blood test to check if your baby has G6PD deficiency should be done before you start breast-feeding. If your baby is G6PD deficient or if the G6PD status is unknown, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug and for 3 months after the last dose. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, follow the instructions in the Medication Guide.

If you miss 1 daily dose before you travel to the malarious area, take the missed dose so that a total of 3 daily doses have been taken. Start taking your weekly dose 1 week after your last daily dose.

If you miss 2 daily doses before you travel to the malarious area, take the daily missed dose each day for 2 days in a row so that a total of 3 daily doses have been taken. Start taking your weekly dose 1 week after your last daily dose.

If you miss 1 weekly dose, take the missed dose on any day up to the time of the next scheduled weekly dose.

If you miss 2 weekly doses, take one weekly missed dose on any day up to the time of the next scheduled weekly dose.

If you miss 3 or more weekly doses, take one weekly missed dose as a once-daily dose for 2 days up to the time of the next scheduled weekly dose.

If you miss your last dose of medication 7 days after the last dose that you took while in the malarious area, take this last dose as soon as you remember.