ABOUT THE DRUG:
Artesunate is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Falcigo Injection. Artesunate is a part of the artemisinin group of drugs that treats malaria. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin and because this drug is water soluble, it is available in the form of an injection.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Artesunate is used to treat chloroquine resistant malaria and complicated malaria like cerebral malaria. This medicine is used to treat malaria that is caused by chloroquinestains of Plasmodium falciparum. It can easily and quickly control the acute attack of malaria. Artesunate Injection is indicated for the treatment of serious malaria infections.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Artesunate belongs to a class of medications called anti-malarials. It has an excellent anti-malarial activity in the asexual forms of malaria parasites which shows rapid and a high efficiency to bring about rapid control of an acute attack. This drug acts by producing free radicals which kill the malarial parasite and thus cures malaria.
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to this active ingredient Artesunateor any other ingredient of the medicine
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are breastfeeding women
Have a history of severe allergic reaction
Have severe liver problems
Have a kidney problem
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not double the dose.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug is available in the form of an injection. Artesunate injection comes in a sterile liquid form to be injected intravenously that is in a vein or intramuscularly that is into a muscle. It should be administered in a dose of 60 mg once daily for 5-7 days for a course. If you are taking this medicament at home, use this drug exactly as directed by your doctor.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescribed dose. Do not change and stop the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Artesunate, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
SIDE EFFECTS OF FALCIGO 60MG:
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: mefloquine, primaquine, tetracycline, pyrimethamine, and sulphonamides. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is quite difficult for this drug. There may be other medications that show drug interaction. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if someone is having a similar symptoms
Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
In case you do not feel comfortable after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature:
Falcigo 60mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible.
Some people may experience a headache, dizziness, weakness, and loss of appetite, as the side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests once a week for 4 weeks to detect the presence of malarial parasites.
USES OF FALCIGO INJECTION
BENEFITS OF FALCIGO INJECTION
SIDE EFFECTS OF FALCIGO INJECTION
Common side effects of Falcigo
- Loss of appetite
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
HOW TO USE FALCIGO INJECTION
HOW FALCIGO INJECTION WORKS