Dunate 60 MG Injection
Dunate 60 MG Injection 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.
The active constituent of this medicine is a derivative of artemisinin is a water-soluble hemisuccinate. 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.
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. If the administration of this medication is happening in the form of injections then that should be performed by a healthcare professional.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
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.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken. Dose adjustment is needed in case of patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken. Dose adjustment is needed in case of patients with impaired liver function.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dunate 60 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
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 Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
MefloquineReport the use of mefloquine or any other anti-malarial medicine to the doctor before receiving Dunate 60 MG Injection. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring when using these medicines together.
PyrimethamineReport 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.
Interaction with Disease
Kidney DiseaseThis 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 Food
FoodInformation not available.
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