halofantrine-oral, Halfan (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: mefloquine (or if you have previously taken mefloquine). Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation), such as: dofetilide, pimozide, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, sparfloxacin, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide). Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include stomach pain, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, and irregular heartbeat.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress. Your heart rhythm (ECG) will be monitored during and for 8 to 12 hours after therapy.
MISSED DOSE: It is important not to miss any doses. However, if you do miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68 to 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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