Malium Injection 150mg is an antimalaria medication used to treat malaria. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Mallium Injection 150mg is Artemether 150mg.
Artemether works by inhibiting the development stages of malaria-causing bacteria by reducing nucleic acid and protein synthesis of bacteria. Thus how acts on malaria and improves the symptoms.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Malium Injection 150mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Malium Injection 150mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
If self-administered, take the injection at prescribed dose and time.
Sterilize the area before taking the shot with an antiseptic swab.
Spread the skin at the site where the injection needs to be given by using your hand.
Gently insert the needle into the place where the shot needs to be given at a 30-degree angle; slowly inject the solution and then quickly remove the needle from the inserted area. Finish off by pressing the injection site firmly with an alcohol swab.
Avoid using more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.
Take the Malium Injection 150mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Do not take this injection if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant because there is evidence of human fetal risk. However, consider taking the tablet if the benefits outweigh the risks.
safety during lactation is unknown. Hence, take the medicine only if suggested by your doctor.
Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicines (if you use any) during the treatment.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant the use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
It is used to treat certain kinds of malaria infection.
It works by killing the organisms that cause malaria.
It is usually taken twice a day for 3 days or once daily injection for 3 days. Take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. 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 with food or immediately after a meal.
Headache, dizziness, weakness, muscle or joint pain, tiredness, insomnia, vomiting and loss of appetite
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.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose or signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you are planning to harm yourself or the want to harm yourself gets worse. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad headache. Big change in balance. Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. Feeling very tired or weak. More trips to the bathroom, more thirst, or weight loss. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor immediately if you are taking any of these medicines: - heart medicines such as quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide. - antihistamines such as terfenadine, astemizole. - other medicines such as probucol, erythromycin. - Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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