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Artimisa 80mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Artimisa 80mg 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).

Artimisa 80mg 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 headache, dizziness, muscle pain and joint pain, 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 Artimisa Injection

Side effects of Artimisa 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 Artimisa

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Muscle pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.

How to use Artimisa Injection

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

How Artimisa Injection works

Artimisa 80mg 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 Artimisa 80mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Artimisa 80mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Artimisa 80mg 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
Artimisa 80mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Artimisa 80mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Artimisa 80mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Artimisa 80mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Artimisa 80mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Artimisa Injection?

If you miss a dose of Artimisa 80mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Artimisa 80mg Injection should be injected under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
  • 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. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Artimisa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. How effective is artemether?

Artemether is effective at prescribed dose for the particular disease condition as suggested by your doctor

Q. What is artemether lumefantrine/artemether injection used for?

It is used for treating uncomplicated malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. How does artemether lumefantrine work?

Artemether and lumefantrine together work by killing the malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum.

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References

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