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Falciquin 600 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Theta Lab Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Quinine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Falciquin 600 MG Injection is used in the treatment of malaria, a disease which occurs as a result of mosquito bites. The disease occurs because of malaria parasites that enter the human body as a result of the mosquito bite. These parasites attack the liver and the red blood cells of the body.

This medicine is prescribed by doctors as it kills malaria parasites that invade the red blood cells. Thus, it is a part of a group of medicines which are known as antimalarials. It effectively treats malaria, but does not prevent the onset of the disease.

The drug should be taken as per the instructions given by a doctor. It is meant for oral consumption, and it is generally recommended that patients should take it along with food, so as to reduce the chances of a stomach upset.

This medication is generally prescribed for about 3-7 days and should be taken after every 8 hours. The dosage and time period of consumption of drug is usually dependent on the severity of your condition and the country you live in. In case of children the dosage is prescribed as per their weight.

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:

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to quinine or other related antimalarial medicines like mefloquine, quinidine etc.
  • G6Pd Deficiency

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary condition where the red blood cell function is abnormal.
  • Associated Blackwater Fever

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a history of blackwater fever associated with quinine use.
  • Myasthenia Gravis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from this condition where muscles tire rapidly.
  • Optic Neuritis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from this condition where the nerve fibers of the eye are damaged.

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Severe Diarrhea

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Severe Abdominal Pain

  • Blurred Vision

  • Severe Back Pain

  • Swelling Of The Eyes, Ears And Inside Of Nose

  • Sleeplessness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is subject to variations based on the patient's condition.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not known. However, it is readily available when taken orally and reaches the peak levels within 1-4 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Consult your doctor using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Falciquin 600 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose only if you are late by less than four hours. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, change in the heartbeat, excessive sweating etc.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This medication works by interfering with lysosomal functions and nucleic acid synthesis in the parasite cell present in human blood.

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

    Alcohol

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

    Ketoconazole

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Amiodarone

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Pimozide

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Quinidine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Aminophylline

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Atorvastatin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.

    Ritonavir

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.

    Magnesium/Aluminum containing medicines

    Report the use of medicines containing aluminum/magnesium to the doctor before receiving this medicine. The risks of adverse effects are significantly high while using them together. Your doctor may devise a suitable dose plan with appropriate timings of uptake if these medicines are to be taken together.

    Sodium bicarbonate

    Report the use of sodium bicarbonate or any other urinary alkalizer to the doctor before receiving this medicine. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

Ques: What is Falciquin 600 MG Injection?

Ans: This medication is used in the treatment of malaria, a disease which occurs as a result of mosquito bites.

Ques: How long do I need to use Falciquin 600 MG Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: The dosage and time period of consumption of drug is usually dependent on the severity of your condition

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Falciquin 600 MG Injection?

Ans: The drug is generally prescribed for about 3-7 days and should be taken after every 8 hours.

Ques: Should I use Falciquin 600 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 Falciquin 600 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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