Mepacrine Pharmacology


About Mepacrine
An acridine derivative, Antimalarial, antiprotozoal, antirheumatic, intrapleural sclerosing agent.
Mechanism of Action of Mepacrine
It is an erythrocytic schizonticide.The exact mechanism of action of Mepacrine is not known. It binds to DNA by intercalating the adjacent base pairs and inhibits transcription and translation. In addition to this it inhibits succinate oxidation and electron transport.
Pharmacokinets of Mepacrine
Absorption: It is rapidly absorbed after oral administration.Distribution: It is distributed widely in the body.Excretion: It is excreted very slowly.
Onset of Action for Mepacrine
Duration of Action for Mepacrine
Half Life of Mepacrine
Side Effects of Mepacrine
3.Abdominal cramps
Contra-indications of Mepacrine
Special Precautions while taking Mepacrine
2.Hepatic dysfunction
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Mepacrine
3.Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
4.Oriental sore
5.Rheumatoid arthritis
6.Tape worm infestations
Interactions for Mepacrine
Primaquine: Serum concentrations of primaquine increased resulting in toxicity.
Typical Dosage for Mepacrine
Prophylaxis: 600 mg / week
Clinical cure: 3 g for 6 days in divided dose
Giardiasis: 300 mg/day in 3 divided dose.

Schedule of Mepacrine
Storage Requirements for Mepacrine
Store in a cool dark place. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Mepacrine
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Mepacrine
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Mepacrine in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for mepacrine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for mepacrine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take mepacrine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for mepacrine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for mepacrine with the pharmacy.

Mepacrine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for mepacrine might be better known than mepacrine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have mepacrine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for mepacrine.