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Falcinil 60 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Artesunate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Falcinil 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. Falcinil 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 Falcinil 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 Falcinil 60 MG Injection is happening in the form of injections then that should be performed by a healthcare professional.

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

  • 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 Falcinil 60 MG Injection.

  • 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 Falcinil 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

Falcinil 60 MG Injection 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

    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. 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

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Report the use of mefloquine or any other anti-malarial medicine to the doctor before receiving Falcinil 60 MG Injection. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring when using these medicines together. 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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