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Calsunate 60 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Artesunate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Calsunate 60 MG Injection, a derivative of artemisinin is a water-soluble hemisuccinate. It is very effective in the treatment of sever malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum strains when other medicines fail to show positive results. However, it cannot be used to prevent malaria. Calsunate 60 MG Injection can be given by injection into a vein or a muscle, or taken by mouth.

This medicine is generally well tolerated in the body. Side effects may include diarrhoea, an allergic reaction, slow heartbeat, abdominal pain, anaemia, headache, swelling of the liver, fever, body pain, dizziness, and low white blood cell levels. It appears to be safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you have faced a previous severe allergic reaction to this drug then you should avoid the use of this medicine. Drugs that should be avoided while taking Calsunate 60 MG Injection include isoniazid, amiodarone, methoxsalen, desipramine, ketoconazole, letrozole, methoxsalen and tranylcypromine. This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired liver or kidney function. Appropriate diagnostic tests must be performed before determining the dose regimen.

The recommended dose for adults and children over 6 months is generally 5 mg per kg orally on the first day. The dose gradually increases and is used in combination with other medicines to cure malaria. In a few areas, a higher dose of 25 mg may be required for a cure to be obtained. If administration of Calsunate 60 MG Injection is happening in the form of injections then that should be performed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is used to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum strain of the parasite. It may also be used for the treatment of malaria that are resistant to other medicines.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Calsunate 60 MG Injection.
In addition to its intended effect, Calsunate 60 MG Injection 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.
Dizziness Minor Common
Headache Minor Common
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Common
Injection site pain Minor Common
Fever with body pain Moderate Less Common
Anemia Major Rare
Low WBC and Platelet count Major Rare
Swelling of the liver Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which the effect of this medicine persists is not established.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not established. However, it reaches the peak level in the body within an hour of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. The effect of this medicine on pregnancy is not clearly established and hence should be used only in life-threatening situations.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended unless necessary. Your doctor will determine whether or not to use this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Calsunate 60 MG Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
India
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver disease Moderate
This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired liver function. Appropriate diagnostic tests must be performed before determining the dose regimen. Suitable dose adjustment and frequent monitoring may be needed to ensure safe and effective use.
Kidney Disease Moderate
This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustment and frequent monitoring may be needed to ensure safe and effective use.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Mefloquine Major
Report the use of mefloquine or any other anti-malarial medicine to the doctor before receiving Calsunate 60 MG Injection. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring when using these medicines together.
Pyrimethamine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring while using these medicines together.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from malaria for several days and I also have a severe headache. Cn you suggest me the medicines.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from malaria for several days and I also have a severe headache. Cn you suggest me the medicines.
If you have malaria then now a days the favorite medicine of allopath is Artesunate Injections.. You may also consider taking homoeopathic treatment which is very safe and permanent in nature..
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What can be the fastest cure for brain malaria. My friend has be recently diagnosed with it.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What can be the fastest cure for brain malaria. My friend has be recently diagnosed with it.
Primary treatment involves the use of chemotherapy in the form of quinine Artemisinins are also gaining a reputation as a beneficial treatment. It includes agents such as artesunate and artemether.

What reason of malaria? How I safe to malaria? Because I am also injured by this disease. Please suggest me to far from this disease.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What reason of malaria?
How I safe to malaria? Because I am also injured by this disease. Please suggest me to far fr...
Its caused by bite of anopheles mosquito... Prevent bites by mosquito by using mosquito nets kr repellants.. Treatment is artesunate /chloroquine tablets to be taken under Supervision of doctor and depending on the type of malaria
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Popular Health Tips

Malaria During Pregnancy - 4 Ways it Can be Treated!

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Malaria During Pregnancy - 4 Ways it Can be Treated!

Malaria is a disease that is caused by the bite of a certain mosquito or protozoan parasite. This can attack the red blood cells and is mainly found in tropical as well as subtropical areas. Until recently, there was little chance of recovering from this ailment. Yet, in today's day and age of great medical advancement, it has become possible to cure a patient suffering from this disease with the help of timely and proper diagnosis. This disease becomes even more complicated and problematic when it affects pregnant women.

The ways in which this disease can be treated during pregnancy is as follows:

  1. Medication therapy: If woman is found to be suffering from this disease in the second or third trimester of their pregnancy, they may be prescribed artemisinin-based therapy. This therapy can be used only if the pregnant lady is not suffering from any other kind of complications like heart conditions, diabetes and high blood pressure, during the pregnancy. This medicine is short-acting, with artemether or artesunate,which can greatly reduce the number of parasites that may have invaded the red blood cells.
  2. Other antimalarials: The treatment of this disease for pregnant women can also be done with the help of other antimalarials, which should typically be prescribed and administered in a clinical setting. These also include quinidine gluconate which can be used in place of the IV quinine in order to bring down the number of parasites in the body. This will lessen the attack on the red blood cells to a great degree. Lumefantrine tablets may also be used in such cases. Also, the doctor will have to first try a test dose to ensure that the patient is not allergic to any of the elements or compounds of these medicines.
  3. Monitoring: Pregnant women suffering from malaria will need to get their blood samples tested on a regular basis. The blood smears will usually be tested daily to check whether the body is responding adequately to the treatment. This will also ensure that the doctor knows when to change the dose or the drug involved.
  4. Diet and exercise: The patient will be asked to stick to the normal diet and activity levels. Yet, care must be taken to avoid any situation where fatigue might set in, as this can aggravate the condition. One must also increase the intake of water to ensure that the body is always well hydrated. This helps the body in bouncing back to normal as the toxins are continuously flushed out, and the immunity system is better equipped to fight the disease causing parasites.

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

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