Emquin DS (Aralen) 500mg is an antiparasitic medicine used to treat malaria, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills the infection causing parasite and stops further spread of the infection.
Drug = Emquin
Strength = 500 mg
How To Take Emquin DS (Aralen) 500mg
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too.
Dosage of Emquin DS (Aralen) 500mg
Emquin should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Missed Dose of Emquin DS (Aralen) 500mg
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
If you think you may have used Emquin more than the usual dose, please seek medical help immediately.
There are no known contraindications for Emquin.
Side Effects of Emquin DS (Aralen) 500mg
Emquin may have the following side effects:
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Emquin.
How Does It Work?
Emquin is an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of heme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.
Emquin is used to treat the following conditions:
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Store at room temperature (10-30°C).
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Emquine that is expired or out of expiry date.