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Why is premaquine not good for haemolytic patients?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
G6PD: Primaqunie will cause red cells to hemolyze if the person has g6pd deficiency. Other patients with hemolysis from some other cause can take it.
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Beacause: It causes hemolysis or destruction of red blood cells specially people with g6pd deficiency. Hemolytic anemia due to any disease or cause is already destroying rbcs. If you give primaquine, you double or triple the destruction and can have life threatening anemia. It also causes methemoglobinemia. Thanks.
Dr. James Long
Dr. James Long commented
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Agree with Dr Rajput. G6PD is actually pretty common and under diagnosed.
Oct 13, 2013

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