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Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Chloroquine(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-malarial

Medical Description

Cadiquin Tablet is an antimalarial medicine. It is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria. It contains chloroquine as its active ingredient. Cadiquin Tablet works by killing the organism tha
t causes malaria. Cadiquin Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It should be taken after food. Before using the Cadiquin Tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
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Uses of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Cadiquin Tablet is used for treatment and prevention of malarial infection.

Contraindications of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to chloroquine or any other ingredients of the Cadiquin Tablet.
  • If you are taking amiodarone to control irregular heartbeats.

Side effects of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain

Precautions and Warnings of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Cadiquin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited safety information available on the use of this medicine during pregnancy. Cadiquin {[df}} should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor considers it essential. Pregnant women should avoid travelling to malaria-prone places. Please consult your doctor before starting this medicine if you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Cadiquin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Chloroquine passes into the breastmilk in small amounts, thus you should consult your doctor before using the Cadiquin Tablet while breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed if you are supposed to take high doses of chloroquine for the long term. Alternative medicine is a better option especially when the newborn is premature.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Cadiquin Tablet?
A:
You may experience visual disturbances like blurred vision during the initial days of treatment. Be cautious and avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Cadiquin Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between this medicine and alcohol. However, long term alcohol consumption or heavy drinking is known to suppress your immune function. Consult your doctor if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience a sudden drop in blood sugar and unconsciousness, extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness or dizziness.
  • You are experiencing chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, increased heart rate or palpitations.
  • You have swelling in the legs, breathlessness, fatigue, bloating or coughing while lying.
  • You have liver, kidney and heart disorder & muscle weakness.
  • You have developed an allergic reaction after taking the Cadiquin Tablet.
  • You have a history of an autoimmune disorder of the skin called porphyria.
  • You have a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • You experience mental health problems such as depression, hallucinations, thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Immediately contact your doctor.
  • If you are supposed to take the Cadiquin Tablet for long term treatment, then you should be monitored for heart muscle disorder.

Mode of Action of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Malaria is caused by an organism plasmodium transmitted via an infected mosquito bite. Chloroquine in the Cadiquin Tablet inhibits the growth of malarial parasite by acting on its DNA & certain enzyme
s which leads to the death of malarial parasite and stops the spread of malarial infection.
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Directions for Use of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Cadiquin Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It should be taken after having your meal to avoid stom
ach discomfort. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Cadiquin Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned sur
    gery or vaccination scheduled.
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  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, mental health problems, other antimalarials, medicines to reduce the acid content in the stomach and anti-infectives.
  • Medicine used to reduce stomach acid & to treat diarrhoea like kaolin should be taken with a minimum gap of four hours.

Storage and disposal of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Store the Cadiquin Tablet below 30°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Cadiquin 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred or double vision, uneasiness, fits, low blood pressure, abnormal heart rate. If you experience any of the symptoms or if you
think you have taken too much of this medicine, immediately contact your doctor or rush to the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

It would be best if you never missed your dose of anti-malarial medicine, it may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed any dose of the Cadiquin Tablet, take it as soon as you r
emember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How can I avoid getting malaria infection?

  • You must wear long-sleeve clothing and long trousers if you are outside after sunset to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
  • It would be best if you use an insect repellent cream.
  • It would be best if you use a mosquito net around the bed while sleeping to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Q: What is the use of the Cadiquin Tablet?

A: Cadiquin Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

Q: Can Cadiquin Tablet be used for typhoid?

A: No, Cadiquin Tablet is not effective against typhoid. Typhoid is a bacterial infection and this medicine is an anti-parasitic medicine.

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ContainsChloroquine(500.0 Mg)
UsesMalaria
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 07:58 PM (IST)
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