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ARTIKIND DS INJ

Country of origin: INDIA

ARTIKIND DS INJ

Drug Composition information
What is Artesunate for:

Treatment of severe malaria

How does Artesunate work:

Severe malaria including cerebral malaria and as a second line treatment in chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria.

How should Artesunate be used:

Take Artesunate exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - Take Artesunate at regular intervals as directed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course unless otherwise directed. If you do not complete the course, the infection may not clear completely. - Take Artesunate together with food or immediately after a meal.

Common side effects of Artesunate :

Transient and reversible reticulocytopenia, drug fever, drug rash, bradycardia, transient first degree heart block and transient and reversible elevation of serum transaminases.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Artesunate :

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

When do I need to seek medical help

Contraindicated during pregnancy especially in the first trimester.

Can I take Artesunate with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Artesunate :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification

Antimalarials

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