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Arch L Forte Tablet

Arch L Forte Tablet

Manufacturer: Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Artemether, Lumefantrine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Arch L Forte Tablet is an antimalarial agent. It is used in the treatment of few kinds of malaria in adults and also children weighing at least 5 kg.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as muscle pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, cough, stomach pain, runny nose, weakness, vomiting, difficulty sleeping/ speaking, reduced appetite, fever, chills, body stiffness, darkening of urine, skin rash, hives, chest pain, mood swings and rapid or irregular heartbeat. If your reactions persist or worsen seek medical help promptly.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Arch L Forte Tablet, you have low blood potassium/ slow or irregular heartbeat, you are taking any medication, you have a history of liver/ QT prolongation/ kidney / infection/ mental/ heart problems, you are unable to eat while taking Arch L Forte Tablet, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your condition. The usual dose in adults for treating malaria is 35 kg or less; four tablets as the initial dose followed by another 4 tablets after 8 hours and then 4 tablets twice for two days.

Malaria
In addition to its intended effect, Arch L Forte Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea
Skin Rash
Allergic Reaction
Altered heart rate
Difficulty in speaking
Chills
Dizziness
Difficulty in swalloing
Shortness of Breath
Facial swelling
Lip swelling
Fainting
Fever
Headache
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Loss of appetite
Muscle pain
Joint Pain
Sore tongue
Vomiting
Weakness
Fatigue
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Vartem l 80mg/480mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Arch L Forte Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

When I am running after complete running my left leg in ankle upper part I feel pain sometimes.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
When I am running after complete running my left leg in ankle upper part I feel pain sometimes.
It can be due to strain, sprain, tendinitis and many other caused by excessive mileage, running in one direction on the track, improper shoes, low arches, or flat feet. See a sports-medicine physician for X-rays. Rest, anti-inflammatories, stretching, and muscle strengthening are recommended treatments.
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I am severe flat feet. I experience pain in my heel area whenever I do rigorous physical activity. If I abstain from that then my weight is increasing sharply as I have already put on 20 kgs in last 2 years. I am using orthotic arch insert in my shoes to help with my balance. Kindly advise what should I do to prevent further detriment.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I am severe flat feet. I experience pain in my heel area whenever I do rigorous physical activity. If I abstain from ...
Flat feet is a structural abnormality which you can maintain by certain postures, orthotic arch. You need to loose your weight as it can worsen your flat feet. Avoid very rigorous physical activity as it can also give you discomfort. Standing and walking barefoot are two easy ways to start treating flat feet naturally.
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I am suffering from psoriatic arthritis, early stage please suggest me how to cure it.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning it occurs when the body?s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, in this case the joints and skin. The faulty immune response causes inflammation that triggers joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Triggers include hormonal imbalance, smoking, drugs, infection and many others. Treatment for psoriatic arthritis consists of twice daily moist heat or cold applications, exercises, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If there is little improvement or if there are permanent changes visible on an X-ray, then a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) or a biologic drug will be added to help prevent long-term joint damage. You cannot prevent this disease but can ease your symptoms and prevent long term damage by taking medication, exercising, minding your postures. Change your position at work, at home, and throughout the day. Sit and stand up straight, and don't arch your back. Good posture helps you feel better. Take break in between your work, Put as little stress on them as possible. Use larger, stronger joints when you can, instead of smaller ones.

I've been undergoing orthodontic treatment for 1.5 years now and I've noticed that my chin has become narrower than it was before, I want to get back my broad chin, can anyone suggest what would help? Like getting a chin implant or anything.

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Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hi, there are various surgical procedures available today which can augment ones chin. I would request you to discuss your concern with the treating orthodontist. If he is not sympathetic towards your concern then taking a second opinion from another experienced orthodontist won't be a bad idea. All the best.

Reasons and remedy for heel pain. Typical manifestation appears early in the morning. First few steps will give unbearable pain and after walking few steps pain will come down. Even a gently nudge in the heal area will produce sharp pain.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Reasons and remedy for heel pain. Typical manifestation appears early in the morning. First few steps will give unbea...
Whether you have flat foot that might trigger the pain always and however we treat that may not help. Hot water fermentation will help and that can be done by immersing the foot in hot water. You shall ask your friend to wear MCR Chappals with correction of the arch in the foot.

Popular Health Tips

How To Protect Your Spine While Lifting Weights?

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
How To Protect Your Spine While Lifting Weights?

The human spine is endowed with tremendous strength and flexibility, but it is also prone to severe injuries. Due to the presence of a vast network of nerves in the spinal cord, particularly in the lower region, injuries can become gravely complicated with a large scope for permanent damage. Heavy lifting, sudden movements and twisting can lead to spinal injuries and must be avoided while working out in the gym.

There are simple precautions that you can take to protect your spine from accidents and injuries while doing heavy lifts in the gym. Not only will these precautions ensure that your spine is protected from any harm, but they also yield a range of health benefits in the long run.

Following are a few precautions that can be taken from spinal protection:

  1. Check the object before lifting: It is important that you check the weight of the object before performing the lift. Test it out by pushing it with your hands or your feet very lightly to see how heavy it is and determine whether or not you should be lifting it.
  2. Perform a warm up exercise: This is one of the most essential factors for preventing exercise-related injuries. Pace around and stretch all your muscles before you start lifting. This will keep your muscles from suddenly stiffening or locking while you do the lift.
  3. Ensure that the weight is well balanced: Unbalanced weights greatly increase the risk of injury. You should always make sure that the weight you are lifting is evenly balanced on all sides and that the packing is proper so that it does not move around when you lift or have pieces falling off it.
  4. Maintain proper posture: One of the most important aspects of lifting in the right manner is to maintain proper body posture. You must always avoid arching your back or reaching out while you lift as that will surely lead to injury.
  5. Move slowly: Sudden jerks and movements are sure to lead to injury when lifting weights in the gym. Slow and smooth movements are recommended as they keep you from straining your muscles. There is no need to rush through your workout. Always avoid twisting while performing a lift.
  6. Create enough space: There has to be enough room all around you while you are lifting. This will ensure your safety while you are working out.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Not Getting Relief From Foot Pain: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be The Cause!

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Not Getting Relief From Foot Pain: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be The Cause!
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom is a painful condition of the foot caused by pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. This nerve passes along a passage called the tarsal tunnel just below the bony bit on the foot.
  • Symptoms include pain which is often described as a burning pain radiating into the arch of the foot, heel and the toes. Pins and needles or numbness may be felt in the sole of the foot. Pain may be worse when running or standing for long periods of time and often worse at night. Sometimes it is initially mistaken for plantar fascitis which also causes pain from the inside heel and throughout the arch of the foot.

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Relieved By Homeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Relieved By Homeopathy

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.

Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.

CAUSES:

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:

  • Your feet roll inward too much when you walk (excessive pronation).
  • You have high arches or flat feet.
  • You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
  • You are overweight.
  • You wear shoes that don't fit well or are worn out.
  • You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles.

SYMPTOMS:

Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.

If you have foot pain at night, you may have a different problem, such as arthritis, or a nerve problem such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.

DIAGNOSIS:

Your doctor will check your feet and watch you stand and walk. He or she will also ask questions about:

  • Your past health, including what illnesses or injuries you have had.
  • Your symptoms, such as where the pain is and what time of day your foot hurts most.
  • How active you are and what types of physical activity you do.
  • Your doctor may take an X-ray of your foot if he or she suspects a problem with the bones of your foot, such as a stress fracture.

How is it treated?

No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. But there are many things you can try to help your foot get better:

1)Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.

2)To reduce pain and swelling, try putting heel alternately in cold and hot water for 1 -1 minute.(10-15 minute process)

3)Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning. (For towel stretches, you pull on both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your foot.)

4)Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts. Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.

TREATMENT BY HOMOEOPATHY:

1. Calcarea Fluor: One of the Best Homeopathic Medicines for dissolving Calcaneal Spur
One of the best homeopathic remedies for calcaneal spur treatment is Calcarea Flour.It is the most effective natural Homeopathic medicine with the best healing power to dissolve the Calcaneal Spur. This Homeopathic remedy is of great help in all cases of Calcaneal Spur whether painful or not. Calcarea Fluor acts as the best resolving agent for Calcaneal Spur and is considered the first choice of Homeopathic remedy in every case of Calcaneal Spur.

2. Ammonium Mur: One of the top most Homeopathic Medicine for Calcaneal Spur when there is  pain in heel on walking
Ammonium Mur is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur. This Homeopathic remedy is of great help in decreasing the pain in heel on walking due to Calcaneal Spur. Ammonium Mur helps in decreasing the pain as well as dissolving the spur. Apart from specific worsening of pain on walking, the person also complains of pain in morning. A few people needing Ammonium Mur may get relief by slight rubbing of the heel. The pain can be stitching or tearing in nature for using Ammonium Mur.

3. Rhus Tox: Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur with pain on standing
Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is the top natural remedy for pain in heel on standing due to Calcaneal Spur. Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox also helps in repairing the muscles and ligaments covering the heel bone, thus preventing further heel damage. Its next action is to dissolve the spur. Rhus Tox thus acts in three spheres for Calcaneal Spur patients — pain relief, strengthening the muscles or ligaments, and dissolving the spur. The pain narrated by the person on standing is most of the times stitching in character. The person may feel the pain as being similar to that caused by a splint. Another expression used may be pain as from a nail under the skin.

4. Aranea Diadema: Homeopathic medicine for Calcaneal Spur for Boring pain in Heel
Aranea Diadema is considered among the top natural Homeopathic medicines for Calcaneal Spur treatment. This Homeopathic remedy is best for getting rid of digging and boring type of pains in heel. The pain may alternate with a numb feeling in the heel. An extreme sensitivity to cold air can also be predominantly present.

5. Aurum Met: One of the Top Homeopathic medicines Calcaneal Spur which causes pain at night
The pain in heel at night due to Calcaneal Spur is best relieved by natural Homeopathic remedy Aurum Met. It is a very appropriate and efficient Homeopathic medicine to get rid of night pain in heel arising because of the spur.

6. Mezereum: Homeopathic treatment for Calcaneal Spur that hurts by touching
For patients complaining of pain in heel spur when touched, natural Homeopathic medicine Mezereum is the best remedy. Mezereum is of great help in treating the heel spur pain that worsens by touching. The patient may show an increased sensitivity to cold air.

7. Ruta: Homeopathic treatment for Calcaneal Spur with pain in heel extending to Achilles tendon
The tendon that connects the calf muscle present in the back of the leg to heels is known as Tendo Achilles. For patients who have pain in heel due to Calcaneal Spur with the extension of pain in Tendo Achilles, the best Homeopathic remedy for relief is Ruta. Ruta is of great help in bony and tendon complaints.

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Tuberculosis Of Spine - An Insight!

Fellowship in spinal tumor surgery, Fellowship in Cervical spine surgery, FNB Spine Surgery, Fellowship in spinal deformity, fellowship in MInimalli invasive(Keyhole) surgery, CPC paliative care, MS-Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Tuberculosis Of Spine - An Insight!

A few decades back, spinal tuberculosis was a dreaded disease. It is not so, anymore. With advancements in the medicinal field, when diagnosed in the early stages, a complete cure is possible.

Tuberculosis of the spine is one of the most common spine ailments in our country. Though there was no treatment when the disease was first reported, recent improvements in medical treatment and surgical procedures have made the condition treatable. In many cases, the disease is cured completely.

Molecular genetic techniques, stronger antibiotics and other medicinal discoveries and inventions have been able to combat the condition, which is resistant to a huge number of drugs. There are many surgical procedures as well, which has changed the way spine TB is looked at. These include extrapleural dorsal spine anterior stabilization, endoscopic thoracoscopic surgeries, single stage anterior and posterior stabilization among others.

How is it caused?
Tuberculosis affects people living in overcrowded, dirty and poorly nourished environments. The aerobic organism that is responsible for this physical condition is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which grows rapidly in unfavorable conditions. It grows only intermittently or remains dormant for a long period to then re-grow whenever the immunity system of the host weakens.

What are the different types of TB spine?
Spinal tuberculosis takes two forms. In the first case, the symptoms are mild. The infection starts in the anterior part of the disc and slowly spreads to the nearby surface of the body. The neural arches are very rarely involved here. This results in a vertebral collapse. The spine bends forward to produce kyphus. In the second type, several vertebrae are involved, but the disc space might not become narrow.

What are the symptoms of TB spine?
The first symptom is an excessive pain in the back, which manifests as kyphosis increases. Kyphosis is the condition wherein there is an increase in the normal convex curve of the spine. Later, pus forms at the infected vertebrae and this comes down to the tissue planes and forms a cold abscess in uncommon places. This happens in the groin region, and the person may become paraplegic.

In a child, spinal tuberculosis will cause them to constantly complain about back pains. They will not feel well for a long period and will gradually lose weight. They may not want to sit for a long time and resent any physical activity. The child will be vulnerable in the low thoracic or upper lumbar spine and can show any of the above-mentioned signs that are seen in adults.

The most common symptoms of spinal tuberculosis are kyphus, reduction in the movement of the lumbar spine, cold abscesses in the paraspinal area, groin and loin, and sinuses. The doctor always tests the reflexes in the patient’s legs, sensation, power, and tone before diagnosing this condition.

Though a rare disease, tuberculosis in the spine can occur in people from both developed and undeveloped areas. Proper diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis with or without surgery at the right time is the key to cure the disease.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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8 Risk Associated With Heel Bone Spurs!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
8 Risk Associated With Heel Bone Spurs!

Heel bone spur is a form of calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. An X-ray can reveal up to a half inch elongation under the hill. Without image report, this condition is commonly known as heel spur syndrome. Heel spurs are mostly painless but reports of pain in not uncommon. They are often related to plantar fasciitis. The latter is an inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches through the foot bottom connecting the heel bone and the football.

What causes heel spurs?
Heel spurs are a result of prolonged calcium deposit. This condition can result from the heavy strain on the muscle of the foot and ligament, stretching of fascia and wear and tear of the heel bone membrane. These injuries are frequently observed among athletes who are involved with activities such as jumping and running. 

What are the risk factors?
1. Walking abnormalities that involve putting more than normal stress on the bone, nerve and ligament in and around the heel.
2. Running on surfaces that are hard in nature
3. Shoes lacking arch support
4. More than normal body weight 
5. Spending too much time on the feet
6. Too flat or too high arches
7. A person suffering from diabetes
8. In case the protective pad of the heel is fading away due to old age or other bone disorder


Non-Surgical treatment
Unlike common belief, only rest may not be the best way to treat heel bone spurs. On the contrary, a patient might feel sharp pain immediately after sleep. This happens when he tries to walk and the plantar fascia elongates all of a sudden. The pain decreases with more walking. Some treatment methods that work for 90 percent of the sufferers includes wearing the right shoe, stretching exercises, wearing orthotic devices inside the shoes and physical therapy. Over the counter medicine such as Aleve, Tylenol and Advil can be consumed to reduce the pain and for improving the overall condition. Corticosteroid injection also tends to give relief from the inflammation.

Surgical treatment
If heel spurs persist for more than 8-9 months, surgical options should be explored by the patient. There are two angles on which a doctor works, either removing the spur or release the plantar fascia. Pre-surgical exams are necessary to ensure that a person is eligible for surgery and all non-surgical avenues are explored. Post-surgical activities are equally important for the process of healing. Usage of bandages, crutches, splints and surgical shoes is a mandate to avoid complications such as infection, numbness, and scarring. Possible side effects should be discussed with the surgeon well before the surgery. The estimated healing time from this procedure is close to 8-12 weeks.

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