1,4-Pentanediamine, N4-(6-methoxy-8-quinolinyl)-

Boucher & Muir Brand of Primaquine Phosphate

Diphosphate, Primaquine

Phosphate, Primaquine


Primaquine Diphosphate

Primaquine Phosphate

An aminoquinoline that is given by mouth to produce a radical cure and prevent relapse of vivax and ovale malarias following treatment with a blood schizontocide. It has also been used to prevent transmission of falciparum malaria by those returning to areas where there is a potential for re-introduction of malaria. Adverse effects include anemias and GI disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopeia, 30th ed, p404)