Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension is used to cure cases of strongyloidiasis; which are roundworm infections. It also effectively treats head lice, scabies and river blindness. It falls under the group of drugs called anthelmintic. Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension works in the body by killing the developing worms and not the adult ones.
The common side effects that you maybe subject to experience on using Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension are vomiting, nausea, reduced appetite, bloating, abdominal pain, tiredness, constipation, drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache chest pain, shakiness.
If you are receiving treatment for onchocerciasis (river blindness) then you may have certain reactions for the first four days such as swollen eyes and swollen lymph, eye redness or itchiness, fever. However, if these allergic reactions continue, promptly notify your physician.
Before taking Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension discuss with your doctor these pre-existing conditions if any as a precautionary measure. These are:
- If you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension.
- If you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant anytime soon, or are breastfeeding.
- If you are taking prescriptive or non-prescriptive drugs, herbal products, or dietary supplements.
- If you are suffering from more than one parasitic infection at the same time.
- If you have asthma or a weak immune system.
- If you are alcoholic.
The dosage of Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension will be according to your doctor’s prescription. It will be determined by your age, the severity of your condition, your medical history. The adult dose for curing onchocerciasis is 0.15 orally once in every 12 months and for treating strongyloidiasis 0.2 mg orally once.
Those with very severe fungal eye infection may need treatment every 3-6 months. In case of suspected drug overdose seek medical supervision immediately. If infected with strongyloidiasis, repeated stool examinations are required to document clearance of the organisms; repeated follow-up and retreatment is usually required in the treatment of onchocerciasis.
If infected with strongyloidiasis, repeated stool examinations are required to document clearance of the organisms; repeated follow-up and retreatment is usually required in the treatment of onchocerciasis.
The primary use of this medication is as follows:
- itching and vision impairment.
- rashes on the skin.
How long is the duration of effect?The medicine stays in the body for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine for treating onchocerciasis can be observed in 3 to 6 months and for strongyloidiasis in 3 months.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.
Is It safe with alcohol?It is found to be unsafe if consume alcohol with Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It does not affect the patients ability to drive.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information available. Kindly consult your doctor before taking Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension.
Does this affect liver function?Limited information available. Kindly consult your doctor before taking Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to broad-spectrum antiparasitic agents. It works by acting on glutamate-gated chloride ion channels which occur in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. This effect increases the influx of chloride ions and causes hyperpolarization of nerve cells, resulting in paralysis and death 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
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
OxcarbazepineInform the doctor if you are receiving oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine as these medicines decrease the effect of Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension. Any symptoms of the increase in the severity of infection should be reported to the doctor. The dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
WarfarinThese medicines should be used with caution due to increase in the risk of bleeding. Any symptoms of unusual bleeding, blood in stools and vomiting, dizziness should be reported to the doctor. The dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
- Data have shown that antihelmintic drugs like Itin-A 6Mg/400Mg Suspension may cause cutaneous and/or systemic reactions (Mazzoti reaction) of varying severity including ophthalmological reactions in patients with onchocerciasis.
- These reactions are probably due to allergic and inflammatory responses to the death of microfilariae.
- Patients with hyper-reactive onchodermatitis may be more likely than others to experience severe adverse reactions, especially edema and aggravation of the onchodermatitis.
- Repeated treatment may be required in immunocompromised patients (eg, HIV); control of extraintestinal strongyloidiasis may necessitate suppressive (once monthly) therapy.
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