Lariago - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Lariago: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Lariago?

Lariago is an antiparasitic medication used to treat and prevent malaria. It kills the parasites and stops the infection from spreading. Doctors prescribe this drug for people travelling to malaria-prone areas to prevent an infection. Lariago is not recommended for patients with diabetes as it leads to low blood glucose levels. This medication is also not recommended for patients with vision impairment as it might intensify the condition. It is important to consult a doctor and follow their directions for the dosage and your treatment period.

What are the Uses of Lariago?

Lariago 250 mg is an antimalarial medication. It treats and prevents malaria and other parasitic infections. These are its uses:

  • Lariago treats muscle pain, fever, and fatigue in a patient with malaria.
  • It is used as a preventive treatment in patients visiting malaria-prone areas or people with no immunity to malaria.
  • This medicine is used to treat parasitic infections like amebiasis, which affects the intestines.
  • Doctors also use this drug to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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What are the Side Effects of Lariago?

The side effects of Lariago do not require medical treatment and decrease gradually as the body gets used to the medication. However, please consult your doctor if any of the following side effects persist:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rashes
  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion

You should take the dosage as per the doctor’s instructions to avoid the side effects. It is necessary to tell your doctor if you suffer from kidney disease or liver disease or are pregnant so that they will take proper precautions and prescribe the appropriate dosage.

Please consult our medical experts at Yashoda Hospitals. They will guide you in the treatment and prevention of malaria and other parasitic infections.

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Lariago Chloroquine 250mg Tablet
2. Lariago Chloroquine 50mg Suspension
3. Larigox Chlorzoxazone 250mg+diclofenac 50mg+paracetamol(acetaminophen) 325mg Tablet
4. Lariago Injection Chloroquine 64.5mg Injection


Frequently Asked Questions about Lariago

1. How do you take Lariago?

Lariago 250 mg comes in the form of a tablet. Do not crush or chew the medicine, but swallow it whole. Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. Doctors advise completing the course of the treatment, so please do not discontinue or change the dosage as it could intensify the side effects and lead to treatment failure.

2. Is Lariago safe to use?

Lariago is safe to use, except for patients with liver disease. You should consult a doctor before taking Lariago. Regular monitoring of liver function is essential, as Lariago might cause severe hepatic injury and sudden fever. Please inform your doctor if you suffer from liver disease so that they will adjust the dosage.

3. Is Lariago safe in pregnancy?

As per studies conducted on animals, Lariago may be harmful to the developing baby. Although extensive studies haven’t been conducted on humans, Lariago might not be safe to take during pregnancy. Therefore, please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

4. Can I stop taking Lariago 250 mg tablets on my own?

No. Please follow your doctor’s instructions while taking Lariago. You must not skip a dose or stop taking the medication midway. Completing the course of the medicine is critical, as otherwise, it might lead to failure of treatment and could intensify the side effects.

5. Can I use the Lariago tablets for fever?

Lariago 250 mg is an antiparasitic medication used to treat malaria characterized by fever with chills. It also treats other parasitic infections like amebiasis. However, it does not treat fever and should not be taken without a prescription to treat fever or any other illness.

6. For how long do I take Lariago 250 mg tablets?

The duration of this medication depends upon your condition and your reaction to the treatment. Please do not discontinue the medicine even if you feel better. If you miss a dose, then take a tablet as soon as you remember. Never take a double dose of this medication to make up for a missed one, as it could lead to complications from an overdose.

7. Is Lariago 250 mg tablet effective?

Lariago 250 mg tablet is one of the most effective medications in preventing and treating malaria and parasitic infections. Doctors also recommend it for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in certain conditions. Following the prescribed dose and completing the course of the medication is essential.

8. How does the Lariago tablet work?

Lariago is an antiparasitic medication. It increases the level of haem in the blood. Haem is a substance in the blood that is poisonous to parasites. The increased levels of haem kill the parasites and halt the spread of infection in the body.

9. When should I take Lariago?

Ideally, you should take Lariago as directed by your physician. Following a regular schedule and dosage for the recommended period is vital. Take the medication after meals to avoid an upset stomach, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc. Please avoid driving or any activity that requires alertness, as Lariago causes blurred vision.

10. Who should not take Lariago?

Patients with kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes should not take Lariago tablets without consulting the doctor. You will need to constantly monitor your liver functions and blood sugar levels during the treatment. Pregnant women or women planning for pregnancy should also avoid taking Lariago without consulting their doctors, as this drug might harm the developing fetus.

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