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Unither Injection

Manufacturer: Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Arteether
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Unither Injection is used for chloroquine resistant malaria, falciparum malaria and other cerebral malaria cases. It kills malarial parasites by interacting with heme.

Some side effects that this medicine could cause include headache, general weakness, nausea, leg pain, chills, vomiting, cough, pain at injection site, body ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, rigours and watery diarrhoea. It could also cause pneumonia, respiratory tract infections and weight gain.

Before using Unither Injection, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, non-prescribed products, pre-existing diseases, allergies and current health conditions including pregnancies, disorders and surgeries. Inform your doctor if you have HIV or any heart problems. Some health conditions may increase the risk of side-effects of the drug.

Dosage depends on your medical condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Stop taking this medicine if you experience persistent and severe side effects from the drug. Unither Injection is available as a an intramuscular injection. The usual dosage for adults suffering from acute malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum is 150 mg, taken once daily for 3 consecutive days.

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.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Falteem lf tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Unither Injection is used in the treatment of malaria caused by P.falciparum. This drug generates independent radicals, reactive metabolites and changed membrane features of membranes that might block the proceeding of nutrient to the parasite.

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