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Calsunate 60 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Artesunate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 08, 2019

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

This medicine is generally well-tolerated in the body. 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 it. This medicine should be avoided as it includes isoniazid, amiodarone, methoxsalen, desipramine, ketoconazole, letrozole, methoxsalen, and tranylcypromine.

It 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 and should be taken 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 the administration of this medication is happening in the form of injections then that should be performed by a healthcare professional.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Malaria

    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.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Calsunate 60 MG Injection.

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

  • 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

This medication acts on the schizonts (ring stage) in the blood and causes the lysis of the parasite.

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

    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

    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 Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Mefloquine

    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

    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.

Ques: What is Calsunate 60 MG Injection?

Ans: This medication a derivative of artemisinin is a water-soluble hemisuccinate. It is very effective in the treatment of severe malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum strains when other medicines fail to show positive results.

Ques: How long do I need to use Calsunate 60 MG Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Calsunate 60 MG Injection?

Ans: The recommended dose for adults and children over 6 months is generally 5 mg per kg orally on the first day. In a few areas, a higher dose of 25 mg may be required for a cure to be obtained.

Ques: Should I use Calsunate 60 MG Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Calsunate 60 MG Injection?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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