A Keftal 60mg Injection

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Introduction

A Keftal 60mg Injection is an antiparasitic medication. It is used in the treatment of malaria. It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs, or kidneys).

A Keftal 60mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible.

Some people may experience a headache, dizziness, weakness, and loss of appetite, as the side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests once a week for 4 weeks to detect the presence of malarial parasites.

Uses of A Keftal Injection

Benefits of A Keftal Injection

In Malaria

A Keftal 60mg Injection is an antimalarial medicine and is used alone or with other medications to treat malaria (a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes). This medicine is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of A Keftal Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of A Keftal

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use A Keftal Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How A Keftal Injection works

A Keftal 60mg Injection is an antiparasitic medication. It works by producing harmful chemicals (free radicals) within the malarial parasite, thereby killing it.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with A Keftal 60mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A Keftal 60mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
A Keftal 60mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
A Keftal 60mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of A Keftal 60mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of A Keftal 60mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take A Keftal Injection?

If you miss a dose of A Keftal 60mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • A Keftal 60mg Injection is used in the treatment of malaria.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to A Keftal 60mg Injection.
  • Do not start or continue A Keftal 60mg Injection and consult your doctor if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking it because you may feel sleepy.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, muscle pains and any changes in a heartbeat.
  • You may be asked for a regular blood test once a week while taking this medicine. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sesquiterpene lactones
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS
Action Class
Antimalarial- Artemisinin and derivatives

Patient concerns

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I m suffering from malaria in my test malaria detect what should i do?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
For prescription medicines you need to go to a clinic
From yesterday night onwards My body was warm and i ate a paracetamol and slept.Today morning the heat again comes and i consulted docto. he gave me some med but temp didnt went down.Now i went and got a injection.will i get the fever off because iam having an important clss tomorrow.Also my stomach is also not feeling gud.
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Advise-CBC, malaria antigen, widal
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FAQs

Q. Who should not use A Keftal 60mg Injection?

Use of A Keftal 60mg Injection should be avoided in patients who are allergic to A Keftal 60mg Injection or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using A Keftal 60mg Injection for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with A Keftal 60mg Injection?

Before starting treatment with A Keftal 60mg Injection, inform your doctor if you have any other health conditions like a kidney- or heart-related problem. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is A Keftal 60mg Injection safe?

A Keftal 60mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is A Keftal 60mg Injection administered?

A Keftal 60mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit from A Keftal 60mg Injection.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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