Who should not take ?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a significant complication of malaria called blackwater fever
- low blood sugar
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
- decreased blood platelets
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
- sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
- torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- atrial fibrillation
- atrial flutter
- slow heartbeat
- prolonged QT interval on EKG
- abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
- liver problems
- severe liver disease
- decreased kidney function
- anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
- decreased blood-clotting from low vitamin K
- increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
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