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Falcimal 75mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Falcimal 75mg 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).

Falcimal 75mg 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 Falcimal Injection

Side effects of Falcimal Injection

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

How to use Falcimal Injection

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

How Falcimal Injection works

Falcimal 75mg 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 Falcimal 75mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Falcimal 75mg 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
Falcimal 75mg 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
Falcimal 75mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Falcimal 75mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Falcimal 75mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Falcimal 75mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Falcimal 75mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Falcimal Injection?

If you miss a dose of Falcimal 75mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Falcimal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR
Brand(s): Itracip, Itraspan, Canzit
MINOR
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako
MINOR
Brand(s): Voristil
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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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
  1. Rosenthal PJ. Antiprotozoal Drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 911.
  2. Esu E, Effa EE, Opie ON, et al. Artemether for severe malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2014. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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