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CALCYTHER LF 80 MG/480 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR CALCYTHER LF

Arteether(80 mg),Lumefantrine(480 mg)

food interaction for CALCYTHER LF

alcohol interaction for CALCYTHER LF

pregnancy interaction for CALCYTHER LF

lactation interaction for CALCYTHER LF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Calcyther lf 80 mg/480 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR CALCYTHER LF

Arteether(80 mg)

Uses

Arteether is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

Arteether acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.

Common side effects

Pneumonia, Cough, Dizziness, Ecg changes, Fever, Headache, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Weakness, Nausea, Diarrhoea
Lumefantrine(480 mg)

Uses

Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

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

Common side effects

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, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue

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Expert advice FOR CALCYTHER LF

  • You may be monitored with blood test once a week during 4 weeks for the presence of malarial parasites.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as arteether may cause side effects such as dizziness or nausea.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel better as infection may not be completely cured.
  • Do not take arteether if you have ECG abnormalities.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)