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What is primaquine?

Primaquine is a prescription medication used mainly to treat or prevent malaria. The medication works by killing the parasites responsible for causing malaria. In some patients, primaquine is given along with chloroquine phosphate. Primaquine can also be used to treat pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, a fungal infection of the lungs which usually affects people who have compromised immune systems.

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