Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup

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Composition for Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup

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15 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup

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Uses of Artemether

Artemether 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).
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Side effects of Artemether

Common

Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough.

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How to use Artemether

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It is better to take Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup with food.

How Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup works

Artemether acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.
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Uses of Lumefantrine

Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria.
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Side effects of Lumefantrine

Common

Nausea, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered heart rate, Difficulty in speaking, Chills, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Fever, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue.

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How to use Lumefantrine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It is better to take Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup with food.

How Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup works

Lumefantrine is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup

Expert advice for Artemether

  • Take artemether tablet with food or drink rich in fat such as milk.  
  • Crush or chew the tablet and swallow it with a glass of water in case of young children.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artemether because you may feel sleep.
  • Do not take artemether if you have severe type of malaria infection.
  • Do not take artemether if you are if you are in first 3 months of pregnancy or breast feeding.

Expert advice for Lumefantrine

  • Lumefantrine should be taken with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you have Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), severe liver or kidney problems, heart disorder, especially as an abnormal electrical tracing (ECG showing prolonged QTc interval).
  • Caution is advised if you were previously infected with both the “Plasmodium falciparum” and “Plasmodium vivax” parasites.
  • Other medicines for the treatment of malaria, especially quinine, halofantrine, mefloquine are not advised to be taken along with lumefantrine.
  • Inform your doctor if you feel your malaria is getting worse, or you feel too unwell or are unable to eat.
  • Women may not breast feed after taking lumefantrine. Breast feeding may be resumed after at least one week post taking this medicine.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery, if artemether+lumefantrine make you feel sleepy, dizzy or generally weak.
Warnings
Special precautions for Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup 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.
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Lactation
Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy
, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Azunate L 40 mg/240 mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Artemether

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.

Frequently asked questions for Lumefantrine

Q. Is Lumefantrine an antibiotic?
Lumefantrine is an antimalarial antibiotic
Q. How does Lumefantrine work?
Lumefantrine works by killing the organism (plasmodium) that causes malaria. The exact mechanism of action of the drug is unknown
Q. What does Lumefantrine treat?
Lumefantrine is used in combination with artemether for treatment of malaria.

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