What is Amodiaquine for ?

This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria either alone or with other medications. Amodiaquine is a histamine N-methyltransferase inhibitor.

How should Amodiaquine be used ?

PO- The recommended dose is 25 – 35mg/kg over 3 days.

Common side effects of Amodiaquine ?

Nausea, vomiting, itching, stomach upset and headache. Loss of vision, skin rash, muscle pain, loss hearing and graying of hair.

What precautions should I take when taking Amodiaquine ?

Caution should be exercised in patients with G6pD deficiency, nerve disease, any allergy, kidney or liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise vision loss may occur.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid alcohol.

How do I store Amodiaquine ?

Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).

Therapeutic Classification ?

Anti- Malarials.