Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®


Primaquine is used to treat malaria and prevents it from coming back after treatment (relapse).

Primaquine belongs to a group of medicines, called antiprotozoals. It works by treating malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. It also prevents the development of the blood forms of the parasite, which are responsible for the relapse.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet