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Arm Q Injection

Arm Q Injection

Manufacturer: Sanjivani Parenteral Ltd
Medicine composition: Quinine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Arm Q Injection is used in the treatment of malaria, a disease which occurs as a result of mosquito bites. The disease occurs because of malaria parasites that enter the human body as a result of the mosquito bite. These parasites attack the liver and the red blood cells of the body. Arm Q Injection is prescribed by doctors as it kills malaria parasites that invade the red blood cells. Thus, Arm Q Injection is a part of a group of medicines which are known as antimalarials. Arm Q Injection effectively treats malaria, but does not prevent the onset of the disease.

The drug should be taken as per the instructions given by a doctor. It is meant for oral consumption, and it is generally recommended that patients should take it along with food, so as to reduce the chances of a stomach upset. The drug is generally prescribed for about 3-7 days and should be taken after every 8 hours. The dosage and time period of consumption of drug is usually dependent on the severity of your condition and the country you live in. In case of children the dosage is prescribed as per their weight.

Make sure that you do not stop the medicine half way. It is best that you finish the course of the medicine in order to be fully cured of the infection. If you do not complete the prescribed course, it may complicate your condition further.

The drug has a few side-effects which include-

In case any of these side effects persist for a long period of time or become increasingly severe, get in touch with your doctor immediately. Very few patients who are prescribed Arm Q Injection suffer from severe side effects like hemolytic anemia, liver or kidney problems, excessive weakness, severe abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin. Medical help should be sought immediately if any of the above rare side effects are experienced.

This medicine is used to treat uncomplicated malaria which is resistant to Chloroquine.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to quinine or other related antimalarial medicines like mefloquine, quinidine etc.
G6PD deficiency
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary condition where the red blood cell function is abnormal.
associated blackwater fever
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a history of blackwater fever associated with quinine use.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from this condition where muscles tire rapidly.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from this condition where the nerve fibers of the eye are damaged.
In addition to its intended effect, Arm Q Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Severe diarrhea Major Common
Nausea and Vomiting Major Common
Severe abdominal pain Major Common
Black or tarry stools Major Less Common
Bloody stool Major Less Common
Blurred vision Major Rare
Anxiety and nervousness Moderate Less Common
Difficult and painful breathing Major Rare
Severe back pain Moderate Less Common
Ringing or buzzing in the ears Major Rare
Swelling of the eyes, ears, and inside of nose Major Rare
Slurred speech Moderate Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
Excessive hunger Minor Common
Fast heartbeat Major Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is subject to variations based on the patient's condition.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not known. However, it is readily available when taken orally and reaches the peak levels within 1-4 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Consult your doctor using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Arm Q Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose only if you are late by less than four hours. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, change in the heartbeat, excessive sweating etc.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ketoconazole Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Amiodarone Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
Pimozide Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
Quinidine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
Aminophylline Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Atorvastatin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.
Ritonavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.
Magnesium/Aluminum containing medicines Major
Report the use of medicines containing aluminum/magnesium to the doctor before receiving this medicine. The risks of adverse effects are significantly high while using them together. Your doctor may devise a suitable dose plan with appropriate timings of uptake if these medicines are to be taken together.
Sodium bicarbonate Moderate
Report the use of sodium bicarbonate or any other urinary alkalizer to the doctor before receiving this medicine. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT. Ecg, usg, lipid profile which all came normal. I feel burning stomach with acidity some times. I am non alcoholic but smoker.

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT....
Hello. We recognize such symptoms as Udavarta in Ayurveda. You need not worry since the test results are Normal. However you can use water boiled with Jeera and Ajwain (quantity sufficient). Use warm water always to drink. And ensure your motions are clear. This is sufficient. For further things you can consult.
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I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT. Ecg, usg, lipid profile which all came normal. I feel burning stomach with acidity some times.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT....
Your discomfort appears to be related with Gastro esophageal reflux Take following steps 1. Regular walks or exercise 2. Maintain weight under control avoid spicy oily food Take at least 8 hours sleep Dinner should be light Stress if there should be addressed Take pantodac dsr before breakfast

My Dad age 46 and he is suffering from right side of the chest and below under arm pain since 3 months, we consulted doctor they given tablets but the pain not leaving. Can anyone suggest him the solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My Dad age 46 and he is suffering from right side of the chest and below under arm pain since 3 months, we consulted ...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get his vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings

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