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In the US, Primaquine (primaquine systemic) is a member of the drug class antimalarial quinolines and is used to treat Malaria, Malaria Prevention and Pneumocystis Pneumonia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Chemical Name

1,4-Pentanediamine, N4-(6-metoxy-8-quinolinyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Primaquinum (Latin)
  • Primaquin (German)
  • Primaquine (French)
  • Primaquina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Primachina (OS: DCIT)
  • Primaquine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Primachinum (IS)
  • SN 13272 (IS)
  • Primaquine Phosphate (OS: BANM)
  • Primaquinbisdihydrogenphosphat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Primaquine (diphosphate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Primaquine Diphosphate (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Primaquine diphosphate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Primaquine Phosphate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Primaquini diphosphas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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