Lariago 500mg Tablet is an anti-malarial medication to prevent and treat malaria, a disease caused by parasites in countries where malaria is common. It works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body.
Lariago 500 MG Tablet is also used to treat infections caused by amoebae occurring outside of the intestines, lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is administered orally. The functioning of the liver and blood cell count should be checked from time to time while taking this medicine.
This medicine is not recommended in patients with the eye or ear disease and who have faced serious allergic reactions to any antimalarials in the past. It is not known if the medicine can cause harm to a baby so it is a safer option to not take this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Discus with your doctor the risks of taking this medication if you suffer from :
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Common side effects include muscle problems, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, and skin rashes. Some serious side effects may include problems with vision, low blood cell levels, muscle damage and seizures.
Usual initial dosage for acute malaria and hepatic amoebiasis in adults is 600 mg, then dose is decreased to 300 mg a day. For severe malaria, 25 mg/kg should be given in several infusions over 30-32 hr. Lariago 500 MG Tablet should be taken with food.
Ensure that the course of treatment is completed before discontinuing the doses to prevent the spread of infection. The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours and lasts for an average duration of 9 to 15 days
Symptoms of overdose include headache, visual changes, cardiovascular collapse, seizures, abdominal cramps, vomiting, cyanosis, methemoglobinemia, leukopenia, respiratory and cardiac arrest. Following initial measures (immediate GI decontamination), treatment is supportive and symptomatic.
It is important to complete full course of therapy which may take up to 6 months for full effect. May be taken with meals to decrease GI upset and bitter aftertaste. Avoid alcohol. You should have regular ophthalmic exams (every 4-6 months) if using this medication over extended periods.
The most common use of this medication is:
Lariago 500 MG Tablet is used as prophylaxis for malaria.
Lariago 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria characterized by muscle pain, fever with chills and fatigue.
Lariago 500 MG Tablet is used in the amebiasis which is a parasitic infection that affects the intestine and amebic liver abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
Here we have given the possible side effects which can affect the patient:
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Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Lariago 500 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication falls under the category of an antimalarial drug that works by inhibiting the enzyme heme polymerase which prevents the conversion of the toxic heme molecules to the nontoxic hemozoin, in parasites that cause malaria. The toxic heme accumulates leading to the death of the parasite.