• Malaria

Krintafel Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Tafenoquine 150mg; tabs.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Tabs—2, 30


Generic Availability


Krintafel Indications


Prevention of P. vivax malaria relapse in patients who are receiving chloroquine therapy for acute P. vivax infection.

Limitations of Use

Not for treatment of acute P. vivax malaria.

Krintafel Dosage and Administration


Swallow whole. Take with food. ≥16yrs: 300mg (2 tabs) as a single dose on the first or second day of chloroquine therapy.


<16yrs: not established.

Krintafel Contraindications


G6PD deficiency or unknown status. Nursing mothers when infant is G6PD deficient or status unknown.

Krintafel Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Krintafel Warnings/Precautions


Must test for G6PD deficiency prior to initiation. Monitor for hemolysis; treat if occurs. NADH-dependent methemoglobin reductase deficiency; monitor. History of psychiatric illness; evaluate benefits vs risks. Discontinue and treat if hypersensitivity reactions occur. Renal or hepatic impairment: monitor. Exclude pregnancy status prior to initiation. Pregnancy: not recommended. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for 3 months after dose. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 3 months after dose) in G6PD-deficient infant or status unknown.

Krintafel Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Krintafel Interactions


Concomitant other antimalarials (other than chloroquine): not recommended. Avoid concomitant OCT2 and MATE substrates (eg, dofetilide, metformin); if unavoidable, monitor and consider dose reduction of substrate if needed.

Krintafel Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, decreased hemoglobin; hemolytic anemia, methemoglobinemia, psychiatric effects, hypersensitivity reactions.

Krintafel Clinical Trials

See Literature

Krintafel Note

Not Applicable

Krintafel Patient Counseling

See Literature