FALCIGO PLUS TABLET

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Zydus Cadila

Composition for FALCIGO PLUS TABLET

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Primarily used for

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Pregnancy
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Driving
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₹66.17/tablet
6 tablets in 1 strip
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Substitutes for FALCIGO PLUS

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of FALCIGO PLUS 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 FALCIGO PLUS TABLET works

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

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

Common

Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Chills, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fever, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Ringing in ear, Vertigo, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Fatigue.

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How to use Mefloquine

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 FALCIGO PLUS TABLET works

Mefloquine 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 FALCIGO PLUS 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 Mefloquine

  • Consult your doctor before taking mefloquine if you have fits (seizures), any heart diseases or liver disorders.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain, burning, tingling, numbness in hands/feet and/or muscle weakness or problems in eyes or with vision after taking mefloquine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while using mefloquine as it may cause dizziness and visual disturbances.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for FALCIGO PLUS TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Falcigo plus 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
SAFE
Falcigo plus tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
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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 FALCIGO PLUS 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 Mefloquine

Q. Is mefloquine safe?
Yes. Mefloquine is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is mefloquine safe for babies?
It is not recommended for use in babies below 3 months and weighing less than 5 kg
Q. Is mefloquine an antibiotic/ a quinolone/ does it contain sulphur or sulfa/ contain quinine?
No. Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug with activity against malaria causing parasites. It is a quinine antimalarial and does not contain sulphur/ sulfa or quinolone
Q. Is mefloquine the same as doxycycline/ chloroquine?
No. Mefloquine is not the same as doxycycline or chloroquine. All three drugs have different mechanism of action and indications
Q. How does mefloquine work?
Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite by destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development (asexual intraerythocytic stage)
Q. What does mefloquine treat?
Mefloquine is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Q. Does mefloquine cause insomnia?
Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of mefloquine treatment
Q. Is mefloquine safe for G6PD deficiency?
Yes. Studies have indicated that mefloquine is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
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