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Artext 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Artext Tablet

Artext 50 mg Tablet 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).

Artext Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Artext Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Artext 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Artext Tablet works

Artext 50 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication. It works by producing harmful chemicals (free radicals) within the malarial parasite, thereby killing it.

Artext Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Artext 50 mg 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.
Lactation
Artext 50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Artext 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Artext 50 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Artext 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Artext Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Artext 50 mg Tablet, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to artesunate.
  • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor you are in first 3 months of pregnancy  or If you are breast feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artesunate because you may feel sleepy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Artext

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Malaria PV Repeatedly attacks.Just completed Chloroquine+Primaquine Radical treatment with Ofloxacin 200. Though it may com after 3 months or 12 months.I am a Hospital pharmacist and learnt about SYNRIAM TABLET (SUN Pharma).Can I take it ??
Dr. Kamal Rijhwani
General Physician
Get inj emal for 3 days intramuscular
Having high fever and little chest congestion, college gave levatos 500mg one tablet for 3 days and crocin tablets. Temperature is still not coming down, temp rises to 102deg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. What is artesunate amodiaquine/ Winthrop/artesunate injection?

These are trade names of artesunate containing products. It is used for the treatment of malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does artesunate contain sulphur?

No, it does not contain sulphur

Q. Where does Artext come from?

It is derived from Artemisinin tree.

Q. Is Artext banned in India?

No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only

Q. Why is artesunate better than quinine?

Intramuscular or intravenous injection of artesunate has shown better treatment effects than quinine. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. How does Artext work?

It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)

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References
  1. Rosenthal PJ. Antiprotozoal Drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 911.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Artesunate. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Plot No C - 373, T. T. C., Industrial Area, Pawane,Navi Mumbai - 400 705, Maharashtra, India.
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