AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET

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Composition for AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Driving
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₹26.67/tablet
6 tablets in 1 strip
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Substitutes for AZUNATE L

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET

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Uses of Artesunate

Artesunate 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 Artesunate

Common

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

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How to use Artesunate

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.

How AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET works

Artesunate 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. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET 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 480 MG/80 MG TABLET

Expert advice for Artesunate

  • 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.

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 480 MG/80 MG TABLET
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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 480 mg/80 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for AZUNATE L 480 MG/80 MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Artesunate

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 artesunate come from?
It is derived from Artemisinin tree.
Q. Is artesunate 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 artesunate work?
It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)
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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.