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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Lariago?

  • Lariago 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine used to prevent and treat malaria. It works by killing malaria that causes the parasite and stops the spread of the infection. Lariago 250mg Tablet should be used at the dose and duration recommended by your doctor. Take it with food to reduce the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses, finish the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Stopping early can result in treatment failure and also increase side effects. Take measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes, such as using insect repellent creams on parts of your body that are not covered by clothing. Spray mosquito repellent to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered the rooms despite being screened. When you're out after sunset, wear light-coloured and covered clothing.
    1. Lariago Uses
    2. Lariago Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Warnings
    5. Overdose
    6. Storage
    7. Lariago vs Malarone
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Lariago Uses:

  • Malaria prophylaxis:
  • This medicine is used as a prophylactic treatment for malaria in people travelling to malaria-prone countries and those living in malaria-prone areas with little or no immunity to malaria.
  • Malaria:
  • This medicine is used for the treatment of malaria characterized by muscle pain, chills fever, and fatigue.
  • Amebiasis:
  • This medicine is used to treat amebiasis, a parasitic infection that affects the intestine and amebic liver abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
  • Lariago Side Effects:

    • Blurred vision
    • Confusion
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Skin rash
    • Hair loss
    • Increased sensitivity of the skin in sunlight
    • Double vision

    Precautions:

  • Pregnancy:
  • Lariago 250mg Tablet may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Before it is prescribed, your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Breast-feeding:
  • Lariago 250mg Tablet is safe to use during breast-feeding. studies suggest that the drug does not pass into breastmilk and is not harmful to the baby.
  • Driving:
  • Lariago 250mg Tablet may cause side effects that may affect your ability to drive. Sometimes the intake of Lariago 250mg tablet causes blurred eyesight or makes it very difficult to focus your eyes, which may affect your eyes.
  • Kidney:
  • Lariago 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with renal disease. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of Lariago 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Liver:
  • Lariago 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of Lariago 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while taking this medicine.
  • Warnings:

  • Talk to your doctor if
    • You have a sudden drop in blood sugar and unconsciousness, extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness, or dizziness.
    • You have chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, increased heart rate, or palpitations.
    • You've got swelling in your legs, breathlessness, tiredness, bloating, or coughing while lying.
    • You have liver, kidney, and heart disorders and muscle weakness.
    • After taking this medicine, you have developed rashes.
    • You have a history of skin autoimmune disorder called porphyria.
    • You've got a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).

    Interactions:

    • Lariago 250 mg tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about any of the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should tell your doctor if you are scheduled for surgery or vaccination.
    • Be careful when taking medicines such as Quinidine, Sotalol for the treatment of irregular heartbeat; Amitriptyline, Imipramine, Clozapine for the treatment of mental illness, and medicines used to treat infections.
    • Medicine used to reduce stomach acid and treat diarrhea such as kaoline should be taken at a minimum of four hours apart.
    • Lariago medicine may reduce the efficacy of some vaccines, such as rabies.
    • Medicine used to treat worm infection, such as Praziquantel, medicines used to treat muscle weakness, such as Neostigmine & Pyridostigmine, may not work properly.
    • Taking medicines such as Ciprofloxacin, Cimetidine, Omeprazole, and Pyrimethamine may increase the amount of chloroquine in the body, leading to increased side effects.
    • Other medicines such as Digoxin, Agalsidase, Fits, and Cyclosporin should be used with caution, along with Lariago 250 mg tablet.

    Overdose:

  • Overdose of Lariago tablet may lead to serious conditions such as blood circulation failure in the body, breathing dysfunction, and coma. Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, decreased potassium, blurred or double vision, discomfort, fits, low blood pressure, shock, lung disease, and abnormal heart rate. If you have any symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
  • Missed Dose:

  • It would be best if you had never missed your dose of antimalarial medicine, it could lead to a failure of treatment. If you missed a dose of Lariago tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine in order to compensate for the missed dose.
  • Storage:

  • Store tablets of Lariago below 30°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight, and heat. Keep it away from your children and pets. Do not use any expired or damaged medicines. Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
  • Lariago vs Malarone:

    Lariago
    Malarone
    Lariago 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine used to prevent and treat malaria. Malarone contains a mixture of atovaquone and proguanil. Atovaquone and proguanil are medicines used to treat malaria, a disease caused by parasites.
    It works by killing malaria that causes the parasite and stops the spread of the infection. Malarone works by affecting the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body.
    This medicine is used as a prophylactic treatment for malaria in people traveling to malaria-prone countries It is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Lariago-DS Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine used to prevent and treat malaria. It works by killing malaria that causes the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.
    Lariago 250 mg tablets should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It should be taken after having a meal to avoid stomach discomfort.
    Lariago 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of Lariago 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor about this. Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while taking this medicine.
    Although the intake of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis during pregnancy is likely to be safe in the treatment of malaria, the use of much higher doses for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy has been controversial.
    No, you should never stop taking antimalarial medicine until you have been advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. If you stop taking Lariago tablet, it may lead to failure of treatment, recurrence of infection, and may also cause side effects.
    No, Lariago 250 mg tablet is an antimalarial medicine and may not be useful for fever.
    The dose and duration of the Lariago 250 mg tablet will depend on the treatment response. Follow the directions of your doctor and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
    Lariago 250 mg tablet is effective when taken at the dose and duration recommended by your doctor. If you stop taking the medicine once you start feeling good, there are more chances that the infection will recur.
    Lariago 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic drug used to treat malaria. It works by increasing the level of haem in the blood, a substance that is toxic to the malaria parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the spread of the infection.
    The most common side effects are
    • Rash
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Vomiting

    Citations:

  • Lariago, https://ascpt.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cpt1979253345"