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How does primaquine interact with other medications or food?

If you are using quinacrine, also known by the brand name Atabrine, or if you have used it recently, you should not use primaquine. Because of the similarities in how these medications work, taking both together can increase their toxicity and be a danger to your health. Grapefruit juice can also cause interactions with primaquine. Primaquine can also reduce the effectiveness of thyroid hormones and vaccines for rabies.

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