Infectious Disease Compendium

Primaquine

Dosing

CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: 26.3 mg po q d x 14 d.

Important side effects

Abdominal pain, hemolytic anemia (check for G6PD deficiency, which is protective agaisnt malaria, so they are likely negative), leukopenia, methemoglobinemia.

Important drug interactions

Aurothioglucose, levomethadyl.

Rants and Screeds

Pearls

Treatment of choice

Liver phase of P. ovale and P. vivax.

Use for

Pneumocystis (with clindamycin).

Don't use for

Class