Artem 80mg injection

998.00


Pack Size: 6 Amp injection


Composition: Artemether (80mg)


Pharmaceutical form: Injections


Brand Name: HILTON PHARMA PVT LTD


Availability: In stock

Description

Artem 80mg injection

Artemether is dispensed dissolved in oil (groundnut, sesame seed) and given by intramuscular injection into the anterior thigh. Therapeutic dose: The initial dose of artemether is 3.2 mg/kg bw intramuscularly (to the anterior thigh). The maintenance dose is 1.6 mg/kg bw intramuscularly daily.
The other is lumefantrine, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that stays in the body for about seven days. Coartem is the most effective treatment for Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the more lethal form. Artemether is a very potent, but fast-clearing drug, which is why you take both it and lumefantrine.
Tonic water is a soft drink containing quinine, which gives it a bitter taste. Quinine is a common treatment for malaria. Some people believe that it can also help with leg cramps and restless legs syndrome. Quinine comes from the bark of the cinchona tree.

Uses

This medicine is used in the treatment of severe malaria including cerebral malaria and as a second line treatment in chloroquine resisitant falciparum malaria.

The combination of artemether and lumefantrine is used to treat certain kinds of malaria infections (a serious infection that is spread by mosquitoes in certain parts of the world and can cause death). Artemether and lumefantrine should not be used to prevent malaria.

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience abdominal pain, anorexia (eating disorder), diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

 

When Not To Use

This medicine should not be used in patients with history of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm), bradycardia (slow heartrate), and congestive heart failure.

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